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The Globotics Upheaval

Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work
Narrated by: Jared Zeus
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Automation and robotics are changing our lives quickly - everyone knows that. But digital disruption goes much further. 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 shift?  

Looking back at previous industrial revolutions, and using these 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.

©2019 Richard Baldwin (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 07-04-2019

Dimension changing.

Mind opening for those with a walking pace brain. Essential for all thinking about future social and economic development.

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  • Rob Sedgwick
  • 27-07-2019

Good but overlong

This audiobook is very good, my only issue is it does reiterate itself quite a bit. But the central message that change is on the way comes through loud and clear.