‘The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies’ by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Image:  W.W. Norton
Image: W.W. Norton

“This is a book about the second machine age unfolding right now—an inflection point in the history of our economies and societies because of digitization,” write MIT Sloan School of Management’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee in the introductory chapter of their New York Times best seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (New York: W.W. Norton, 2014). “It’s an inflection point in the right direction—bounty instead of scarcity, freedom instead of constraint—but one that will bring with it some difficult challenges and choices.”

Read the full first chapter of The Second Machine Age: “The Big Stories”

Read an interview with the authors in the Spring 2015 issue of Spectrum.

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