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Debate: Erik Brynjolfsson and Robert J. Gordon at TED2013Debate: Erik Brynjolfsson and Robert J. Gordon at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

TED Curator Chris Anderson opened this morning’s first session, Progress Enigma, with a provocative question: What is the future of work? He asked the audience: According to your worldview, is the growth of innovation accelerating? Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of the audience answered yes. But is the answer so simple? Economist Robert J. Gordon […]

Business

Is growth over? Robert J. Gordon at TED2013Is growth over? Robert J. Gordon at TED2013

Posted By Ben Lillie

Could US economic growth be over? That’s the provocative question that economist Robert J. Gordon begins with. And it’s a big question. He points to travel: In 1900 travel was via the open buggy, at 1% the speed of sound. Sixty years later we travelled at 80% of the speed of sound in a Boeing […]

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Progress Enigma: The speakers in Session 1 of TED2013Progress Enigma: The speakers in Session 1 of TED2013

Posted By Emily McManus

As we assembled TED2013′s lineup of speakers from around the world, talked with the TED brain trust, and listened to online conversations, one theme emerged: What is the future of work? Technology and new business practices are, in many ways, putting an end to the classic “good job,” the kind that millions of people once […]