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'Weird things keep happening:' What you need to know about the crowd and the core

Jul 27, 2017

Yes, you were promised a jet pack. Your disappointment around that may still sting, or you may be more concerned about global warming, or a robot taking your job, or finding affordable housing. Or you might be reasonably concerned that the digital revolution will leave you somewhere on the global trash heap of history.

A new book will help you find out what’s happening now and next in technology and maybe how to stay ahead of the curve.

Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson are researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They’ve authored a series of books together, the latest of which is “Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing the Digital Revolution.” They spoke to Microsoft computer scientist Ramez Naam at Town Hall Seattle on June 22. Sonya Harris recorded their conversation.

Listen to the full version below