Tonight: the First Debate of the Second Machine Age

I just learned that I’ll be on PBS NewsHour tonight (Thursday, December 5 at 6 pm EST) talking about technological progress and its economic implications. This is great, because these are exactly the topics I’ve been spending a lot of time on, and the subjects of The Second Machine Age, the book Erik Brynjolfsson and I have coming out in January.


What makes it even better is that Jaron Lanier will also be on the segment. He’s been writing a lot on the same subjects recently, and I’d say there’s about 10% overlap between us, and 90% of the deepest disagreement possible.

So this is going to be lively tonight. I guarantee fireworks.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to training for tonight by watching old Milton Friedman videos.