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The Artificial Intelligence Contagion

Can Democracy Withstand the Imminent Transformation of Work, Wealth, and the Social Order?
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 12 hrs
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics

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Artificial intelligence/robotics: Have we opened a Pandora’s Box? 

As AI and robotics eliminate jobs across the spectrum, governmental revenues will plummet while the debt increases dramatically. This crisis of limited resources on all levels - underfunded or nonexistent pensions, health problems, lack of savings, and job destruction without comparable job creation - will drive many into homelessness and produce a dramatic rise in violence as we fight over shrinking resources.

©2019 David Barnhizer and Daniel Barnhizer (P)2019 Blackstone Audio and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-2020


loved it. It greatly represents and predicts how societies are likely to be without being too optimistic neither pesimistic.

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  • Lee Ward
  • 28-09-2019

Profound despondency

This book discusses mega social trends, such as wealth disparity, and it also expresses the sinister side of artificial intelligence. I'd be fine with pure gloom and doom if the chapters had more coherence. There were too many rabbit holes in the story, such as the nation's debt crisis. In my view, these chapters were not made relevant to the subject of artificial intelligence. Maybe that was something the author intended to do but instead had to get the book out before finishing it. The narrator was certainly competent but uninspired, in my opinion. Further, I experienced this narrator in 'Ender's Game', and that is one great performance. But every performance has to feel inspired and cannot be simply good pronunciation.