Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?


The best economic news: more tech and fewer jobs. But what do the lower middle class do?

See also his earlier talk:


  • this isn’t another cry wolf, this time our tech can perceive and think
  • “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” — Freeman Dyson
  • has good charts showing the differences between upper and lower middle class

From second talk:

  • machines overcame the limitations of our muscles and our animals muscles
  • now they are overcoming the limitations of our minds
  • economies run on ideas