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Erik Brynjolfsson Discusses Technology in His Productvity Speech

By: Angela Rajic - Feb 2, 2014
References: digital.mit.edu & youtube
Speaker Erik Brynjolfsson argues for cooperation with technological growth in his productivity speech. Brynjolfsson talks about how people need not fear the expansion of technology into the workforce; rather people should work with technology to improve productivity. Brynjolfsson touts the digital realm as one of exponential growth and technical innovations as being ahead of the rest of civilization. He sees humanity as competing with rather than against technology.

Erik Brynjolfsson's productivity speech argues that technological innovation progresses quickly because it builds on top of itself. Innovation increasingly outdoes trained workers in various sectors and renders them obsolete. The real challenge, Brynjolfsson says, is not to slow down technological innovation but to keep up with it and work as a team with technology in order to create shared prosperity for humans and machines.