When I embarked upon this project, back in October 2011, I eagerly set out on a journey to writing a book that would positively impact society. Even then I knew that to attain what I intended to achieve the readers of my book had to be able freely to access and share it.
I strongly believe that all information should be free so I have decided to release my book under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.
In my opinion, we are on the verge of a dramatic shift in society, one that will dwarf events even of the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution. As always, however, with the rising over the horizon of great possibilities come risks of equal scale. This book is my contribution to the global conversation on how we might go about building a better tomorrow.
Every week—starting from today—I shall be releasing on this website a chapter for free. When all chapters will have been published, I shall post a free PDF copy of the whole book. That is my gift to you.
Writing books is not easy. It takes time, dedication, concentration and resources. This book is the result of over one year of relentless full-time work on my part. My ability to continue to do research and work on more projects like this relies on you. You can show your support by purchasing a copy on Amazon (Kindle/Paperback), Lulu (ePub/Hardcover), or the Apple iBookstore. All files are rigorously DRM free.
Enjoy this book, share it, and start the conversation!
We're moving into mainstream! Last week I had live Hangout session at The Huffington Post on "A Future of Unemployment"—hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, with Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University; Peter Schiff, investment broker, author and financial commentator; and Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Street Professional.
I had some audio issues and couldn't really get my points across, but all in all I'd say it was an interesting discussion, Marc did a good job as a moderator, and I look forward to have more sessions (possibly without audio problems).
p.s. Link to my book: http://robotswillstealyourjob.com
What will the future look like, and what can you do to change it?
A Tale of Two Futures is a Sci-Fi Novelette that tells the story of an average day in life in two very different futures, one where things have gone terribly wrong, and the other where things have gone amazingly right.
It's a way of answering the question that I get asked the most by people who have watched my TEDxTalk or have read my book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK"—how will the future you describe look like? And the answer is, it depends.
The future will either be beautiful beyond imagination; or dismayingly horrifying, much worse than sci-fi dystopias have prepared us for.
The difference between the two futures lies in the choices we make.
Most people think that the world is too big, too immense for any individual to have an impact, because anything we do is merely a drop in the ocean. But what is an ocean, if not a multitude of drops?
The book is available for pre-order, and it will come out sometime in Spring 2013.
As always, it will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
X Prize Chairman and CEO Peter Diamandis talks at the CIO Network about a future where the cost of living becomes essentially free, giving a shout-out to my book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy".
Original video from The Wall Street Journal