The future is bright?,
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This review is from: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (Hardcover)
For a book written by Economists, this is surprisingly readable. It is a good overview of the current state of the onrush of IT in today's society together with thought provoking predictions and suggestions for the future. The book, naturally, frequently alludes to American trends and society and freely uses quotations from a shed-load of 'wise' and/or learned people which begin to grate a little after some time. I also wonder if a happy society is always an increasingly prosperous, consumer society. The book is very optimistic and sometimes seems to me to assume an extremely altruistic view of mankind.The last chapter is very thought provoking and provides a suitable conclusion, (apart from the 49 pages of acknowledgements and references), to a worthwhile read. Recommended.