MIT Economist Explains What Jobs Will Survive The Tech Revolution And Why

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The Industrial Revolution of a century ago led to sweeping changes in America's job scene. The technology revolution of today has brought similar disruption, especially to jobs that can be performed better and more efficiently by a machine.

MIT economist Andrew McAfee, who is co-founder of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, joined All Things Considered to discuss how people can prepare themselves for the tech frontier as new jobs are created and others are lost.

This interview is part of a BostonomiX series called “The Future Of Work” that examines the jobs of the future and the skills needed for those jobs.

This article was originally published on November 03, 2017.

This segment aired on November 3, 2017.


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