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The Globotics Upheaval
Richard Baldwin

Classification : General Non-Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 21, 2019
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 304
Binding : TPB
ISBN : 9781474609029
Price : 699

About the book
Automation, AI and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realise. In The Globotics Upheaval, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of 'virtual' globalisation that could undermine the foundations of middle-class prosperity in the West. When technology enables talented people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, the hundreds of millions of people who have hitherto been protected by their skills will no longer be quite so secure. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift? Looking back at previous industrial revolutions, and using modern technological developments as a lens through which to view the future, Richard Baldwin will examine these issues and more, issues which, sooner or later, will be important to each and every one of us.

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