By Vinnie Mirchandani

by no means earlier than have humans had the sort of huge number of occupations – and the chance to attempt on such a lot of employment hats over the process a profession. by no means prior to have such a lot of applied sciences converged which are making jobs more secure, smarter, swifter. And but… whereas it's going to be a Golden period for the place of work, there's severe pessimism in lots of quarters approximately dystopian, jobless futures. in the meantime, the activity financial system is dysfunctional, with thousands of unfilled employment vacancies mixed with a stressed, nervous, even indignant workforce.

The e-book seems at how automation – computing device studying, robotics, unmanned self reliant automobiles, white collar bots, exoskeletons –is altering the character of labor in over 50 settings – in accounting organisations, at the basketball courtroom, in banks, at the battlefront, in electronic corporations, within the oil patch, in R&D labs, on store flooring, in wineries, within the warehouse and plenty of extra. the belief “we are not any longer white, blue or brown collar staff – we're all Silicon Collar employees considering the fact that expertise is reshaping all our workplaces”

Tackling this complicated weave of forces, Mirchandani blends a number of distinctive voices during this e-book – the innovation fanatic, business historian, and coverage analyst. Assembling an enormous choice of voices, examples, and views , he catalogs intimately the fantastic human/machine matrix for jobs which are being reworked via applied sciences – spanning the gamut from handsomely compensated basketball avid gamers to even more modest rubbish collectors.

He subsequent turns historian and appears at automation over many years - within the grocery undefined, within the motor vehicle undefined, in wisdom paintings, on the US Postal provider between different sectors. He unearths "evolution, no longer revolution" and makes use of that to confront the pessimism approximately jobs popping out of academia and politicians.

With his analyst hat he appears to be like at how employers, regulators, unions, and staff have all harassed the hard work financial system. He concludes we must always no longer be fearful approximately machines. we must always be way more fearful approximately artificial damage.

The outcome is an confident learn at the altering nature of labor, a party of exceptional employees, and the machines that are making them even better.

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