Thursday, July 10, 2014

View Page Source: "Are Jobs Obsolete?"

The other day, Sandwichman posted a passage from an interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page in which he mentioned working less as a response to worries about technological unemployment. Page cited Peter Diamandis's book Abundance so I thought I would track down the source for Page's musings.

Page's source can be found in an appendix: "Dangers of the Exponentials" and is contained in an extended quotation from a 2011 CNN article, "Are Jobs Obsolete," by media theorist, Douglas Rushkoff. Here is Rushkoff in an 2011 Wall Street Journal interview, discussing the question, "Does America Really Need More Jobs?":

1 comment:

Anna Schafer said...

I'm glad that you have a job that will bring you cash money for what seems like only a small bit of effort. I totally get the adjuncting thing, though. Gah! (Do you have to wear a hat?)Executive Employers Review