Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy - Press Release


Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy - by Federico Pistono

You are about to become obsolete. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever humans can do, but better.

San Francisco, CA—December 11, 2012—Opening the TEDxVienna 2012 is award-winning journalist and computer scientist Federico Pistono, who tries to warn us of the imminent threat that technology poses on the labour force, and on society at large.

In his recently published book “Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK”, Pistono explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse.

The rapid advancements in science and technology may be leading society towards irreversible, structural unemployment; where many jobs are replaced by machines, while very few new occupations are created.

Technology is advancing exponentially, but our culture and our ethical values are not. In his book, Pistono argues that, unless we shift our focus, our motivations, and our use of technology in a smart and ethical way, the future may look very bleak. If instead, we take this opportunity and use technology to truly improve the quality of our lives, the future could be much better than we can conceive today.

Author Vivek Wadhwa—winner of The Economist “Book of the Year”, columnist for The New York Times and Science Magazine—wrote: “Splendid piece of work. I have never taken drugs, but if I did, I expect that the ride would be like what I experienced in reading your book.”

The book opened as a #1 Amazon bestseller in the Automation Engineering category and it’s available worldwide on (Kindle and Paperback), Lulu (ePub and Hardcover), and the Apple iBookstore.

About the Author
Federico Pistono is an award-winning journalist and author, scientific educator, and public speaker. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Verona, and in 2012 he graduated from Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park. He recently finished a book tour around the world, lecturing at TEDxBologna, TEDxVienna, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Cologne, and Pordenone. He was interviewed by several newspapers, radios, TVs, and magazines in Italy, Austria, Brazil, and Germany; among which were Folha de S. Paulo (the most influential newspaper in Brazil), and Forbes Magazine.

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