Andrew McAfee: ‘We Are In The Early Stages Of An Era Of Unbelievable Technological Progress’

Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday, where he spoke about the book he wrote with his colleague Erik Brynjolfsson called The Second Machine Age.

“We are in the early stages of an era of unbelievable technological progress, really that we haven’t seen since the first machine age, which was the Industrial Revolution,” McAfee said said. “And we should all be optimistic about that.”

McAfee did say he scratches his head wondering “as we get to a point where digital technologies acquire more and more abilities that used to belong to people alone, are we at a point where the destruction is going to outpace the creation, and if so, what should we do about that?”

See more of McAfee’s discussion above, and below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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