Martin Ford, Author of Rise of the Robots, Is Here to Answer Questions

Illustration for article titled Martin Ford, Author of iRise of the Robots, /iIs Here to Answer Questions

As robots in the workforce proliferate, will our automated future lead to a glorious age of leisure or a new class of unemployed humans? Is your job safe?


Martin Ford’s new book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future helps us imagine the post-robotic revolution future—but good and bad—from the jobs eliminated by the automated cars ecosystem, to intelligent bots taking over white collar jobs.


Martin will be joining us here today from 1-2pm EST to answer all your questions about the rise of the robots. Fire away in the comments below!

Top image: 1968 illustration by Ron Cobb, scanned from the 1976 book The Compleat Computer

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Matt Novak

What’s the next concession you think the ruling class will have to make to the working class to answer for the rise of automation and the loss of jobs? A real universal health care system? Free college? Guaranteed minimum income?