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The future of the professions : how technology will transform the work of human experts

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Kirtland Community College Library HD 8038 .A1 S87 2015 30775305511512 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780198713395
  • ISBN: 0198713398
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 346 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-335) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. Change: The grand bargain -- From the vanguard -- Patterns across the professions -- Part 2. Theory: Information and technology -- Production and distribution of knowledge -- Part 3. Implications: Objections and anxieties -- After the professions -- Conclusion : what future should we want?
Summary, etc.: This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will bring fundamental change in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made available in society. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.
Subject: Professional employees Effect of technological innovations on
Technological innovations Social aspects
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