Author Topic: The Lights in the Tunnel by Martin Ford  (Read 464 times)

Linda_Norway

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The Lights in the Tunnel by Martin Ford
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:37:55 AM »
The book can be downloaded for free here:

https://ieet.org/archive/LIGHTSTUNNEL.PDF

The book is about a possible future of society when most jobs in the world are taken over by robots, AI's and self-service. It was published in 2009, so it is a little outdated.

I haven't finished the whole book yet. I have read about the likely problematic future and am now starting to read about possible solutions. I will be spending a couple of hours on the train this weekend, so I hope to be able to finish it soon.

Do you agree with the writer of the book? Are you getting worried for the young people in society?

I have read many books that tell facts about how society is in a downward spiral (like the extinction of many species), or about possible doom scenarios for societies in general (like climate change). This book is contributing to my impression that our society might be a less nice place to live a few decades from now.