The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts is a book by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind.
The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.
The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people?
Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.
The Authors speaking at Oxford November 2015
Oxford Martin School - University of Oxford
- Daniel's Website
- Guardian Article Nov 2015 wrtten by Daniel
- Mediumn Article Sept 2017 by Second Home
- [www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk Oxford Martin School]