The Resource The globotics upheaval : globalization, robotics, and the future of work, Richard Baldwin

The globotics upheaval : globalization, robotics, and the future of work, Richard Baldwin

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The globotics upheaval : globalization, robotics, and the future of work
Title
The globotics upheaval
Title remainder
globalization, robotics, and the future of work
Statement of responsibility
Richard Baldwin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " At the root of inequality, unemployment, and populism are radical changes in the world economy. Digital technology is allowing talented foreigners to telecommute into our workplaces and compete for service and professional jobs. Instant machine translation is melting language barriers, so the ranks of these "tele-migrants" will soon include almost every educated person in the world. Computing power is dissolving humans' monopoly on thinking, enabling AI-trained computers to compete for many of the same white-collar jobs. Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalization experts, argues that the inhuman speed of this combination of globalization and robotics - "globotics" - threatens to overwhelm our capacity to adapt. Globotics will disrupt the lives of millions of white-collar workers much faster than automation, industrialization, and globalization disrupted the lives of factory workers in previous centuries. The result will be a backlash. Professional, white-collar, and service workers will agitate for a slowing of the unprecedented pace of disruption, as factory workers have done in years past. Baldwin argues that the globotics upheaval will be countered in the short run by "shelter-ism" - government policies that shelter some service jobs from tele-migrants and thinking computers. In the long run, people will work in more human jobs - activities that require real people to use the uniquely human ability of independent thought - and this will strengthen bonds in local communities. Offering effective strategies such as focusing on the social value of work, The Globotics Upheaval will help employers and institutions prepare for the oncoming wave of an advanced robotic workforce. "--
  • "Digital technology will bring globalisation and robotics (globotics) to previously shielded professional and service sectors. Jobs will be displaced at the eruptive pace of digital technology while they will be replaced at a normal historical pace. The mismatch will produce a backlash - the globotics upheaval"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldwin, Richard E
Dewey number
331.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6331
LC item number
.B254 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Employees
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Globalization
  • Automation
  • Employees
  • Globalization
  • Robotics
Label
The globotics upheaval : globalization, robotics, and the future of work, Richard Baldwin
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Publication
Note
NOPDQ
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780190901769
Lccn
2018012182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028185894
  • 1808738
  • (OCoLC)on1028185894
  • 1808738
Label
The globotics upheaval : globalization, robotics, and the future of work, Richard Baldwin
Publication
Note
NOPDQ
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780190901769
Lccn
2018012182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028185894
  • 1808738
  • (OCoLC)on1028185894
  • 1808738

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