Panel Information

Panel Name:

Closing In On The Second Machine Age

Event Location:
Kresge Auditorium
Event Time:
5:15PM - 5:30PM

- Moderator
Andrew McAfee, SB ‘88, SM ‘90, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@amcafee)
Panel Description:

Andrew McAfee’s The Second Machine Age ( #2MA) co-author Erik Brynjolfsson set the scene for the day in the morning Academic Keynote Panel.

We are at an inflection point where technology continues its ever rapid pace - a pace that is outstripping the educational system and skill development for workers, business models and the types of companies in our economy - and as a result is having a profound impact on society.  If The Second Machine Age is a call to arms, then the new Initiative on the Digital Economy is our solution space for addressing these grand challenges of our time.  

In this closing keynote, Andrew hopes we can identify some action we can all take to help prepare ourselves, our children, our businesses, and our economy so that we don’t have to wait 30 years to embrace the pace of technology – which is precisely how long it took for humans to grasp the benefits of the first machine age.