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Writing the future: the technological paradigm shift and the new economy

Self-driving cars, robots that cook (almost) as skilfully as some chefs, software that can diagnose diseases, machines that beat humans at chess and game shows... All these inventions already exist... as well as those we have yet to see. In the words of the economists Brynjolfsson and McAfee, these technologies showwe are starting phase two of the second machine age . 1,2 Phase one of this second age started in the mid-90s when information and communications technologies took over many routine tasks and changed how companies operated. But this second...