Cool Science Radio - CyberWork and the American Dream Elizabeth Cobb
John Wells and guest co-host Bruce Kasanoff Are joined by Elizabeth Cobb who has written and produced: CyberWork and the American Dream, which began airing on PBS stations around the country April 11th. Are robots and artificial intelligence coming for our jobs? The fear that technology will replace humans resulted in the Ottoman Empire banning the printing press; The Pope imprisoned Galileo and Queen Elizabeth prohibited a weaving machine that would put knitters out of work. But when the freight train of disruptive technology leaves the station, it's hard to stop.