The Machinery Question
The entire industrial era has been characterized by the emergence of various technologies that have shaped our lives, our society, our politics, and our economy. This sort of total upheaval has few, in any, precedents in history, and we are living every day with the consequences. We both accept technology and the prosperity it has brought, and we abhor its impact on what we perceive as traditional modes of life. How did this all happen? Why and where did it begin? And where is it headed? From the steam engine to artificial intelligence this talk will take stock of our relationship with technology.
Registration is $18 in advance, $22 at the door.
Sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation
Peter Radford is the publisher of The Radford Free Press, a blog on economics covering contemporary issues and the state of economic theory. More broadly, he is also a writer and consultant on economics and business theory. He is a cofounder and serves on the executive committee of the World Economics Association.