Begins to explore the future of society in a pan-tech world.
We are only just beginning to think about the longer-term changes to be wrought by AI and, more generally, digital technology. We have not even started to think about the implications for our political systems. Susskind’s book takes on that challenge. It is discursive rather than prescriptive, which means that the book does not project an easily discernible narrative. Perhaps that is wise at this stage. There are decades of public discourse to take place first before different societies can land on their own preferred approaches. The one thing we can say is that living in a democracy during this debate is going to be infinitely better than living in a dictatorship or a one-party state.
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