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Published: 24 November 2015

Deep Shift: 21 Ways Software Will Transform Global Society

We are entering a time of momentous societal shifts brought on by advancements in software. According to Erik Brynjolfsson, Council Vice-Chair and Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and prolific author: “Now comes the second Machine Age. Computers and other digital advances are doing for mental power – the ability to use our brains to understand and shape our environments – what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power.”

We are entering a time of momentous societal shifts brought on by advancements in software. According to Erik Brynjolfsson, Council Vice-Chair and Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and prolific author: “Now comes the second Machine Age. Computers and other digital advances are doing for mental power – the ability to use our brains to understand and shape our environments – what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power.”

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