New PDF release: Silicon Collar: an optimistic perspective on humans,

By Vinnie Mirchandani

ISBN-10: 0990929663

ISBN-13: 9780990929666

by no means prior to have humans had any such extensive number of occupations – and the chance to attempt on such a lot of employment hats over the process a profession. by no means sooner than have such a lot of applied sciences converged which are making jobs more secure, smarter, quicker. And but… whereas it's going to be a Golden period for the place of work, there's severe pessimism in lots of quarters approximately dystopian, jobless futures. in the meantime, the activity economic climate is dysfunctional, with hundreds of thousands of unfilled employment vacancies mixed with a stressed, apprehensive, even offended workforce.

The e-book appears to be like at how automation – desktop studying, robotics, unmanned self sustaining autos, white collar bots, exoskeletons –is altering the character of labor in over 50 settings – in accounting companies, at the basketball court docket, in banks, at the battlefront, in electronic corporations, within the oil patch, in R&D labs, on store flooring, in wineries, within the warehouse and lots of extra. the belief “we are not any longer white, blue or brown collar staff – we're all Silicon Collar staff considering that expertise is reshaping all our workplaces”

Tackling this complicated weave of forces, Mirchandani blends numerous specified voices during this e-book – the innovation fanatic, business historian, and coverage analyst. Assembling an unlimited choice of voices, examples, and views , he catalogs intimately the superb human/machine matrix for jobs which are being remodeled via applied sciences – spanning the gamut from handsomely compensated basketball gamers to even more modest rubbish collectors.

He subsequent turns historian and appears at automation over many years - within the grocery undefined, within the car undefined, in wisdom paintings, on the US Postal carrier between different sectors. He reveals "evolution, now not revolution" and makes use of that to confront the pessimism approximately jobs popping out of academia and politicians.

With his analyst hat he seems at how employers, regulators, unions, and employees have all stressed the exertions economic climate. He concludes we should always no longer be anxious approximately machines. we should always be way more anxious approximately synthetic damage.

The outcome is an positive learn at the altering nature of labor, a party of exceptional staff, and the machines that are making them even better.

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