How should we prepare for a society where there aren’t enough jobs? Award-winning economist Daniel Susskind presents practical solutions to thrive in an automated world.
Advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk of automation. And contrary to popular opinion, high-skilled white collar workers like doctors, lawyers and architects will be among the most at risk.
So how can we all thrive in a world with less work? Economist and policy analyst Daniel Susskind has spent a decade researching the post-work world, and his first book on the subject won Book of the Year awards from the FT, New Scientist and TLS. Now he joins How To Academy with concrete proposals for distributing wealth, containing the political power of big tech companies and living a meaningful life in a world without work.
Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity – if we can organise society and our personal lives to ensure that everyone has enough to live on. In this visionary, pragmatic and ultimately hopeful book, Daniel Susskind shows us the way.
Praise for Daniel Susskind:
‘An act of delicious iconoclasm’ – Prospect
‘An expert, original and witty work’ – Times
‘Authors Richard and Daniel Susskind do a remorselessly effective job of demolishing the self-deception most people engage in when comparing themselves to machines’ – Financial Times