Beware the Machines and the Future of Social Mobility

Machines are increasingly able to perform tasks in which humans were once unquestioned masters. MIT economist and "Race Against the Machine" co-author Andrew McAfee tells Steve Paikin what the robots have in store for us. Then, a debate: Technology is eliminating steps on the social mobility ladder. Will liberal capitalism survive without a system of social mobility?

Andrew McAfee: The Machines are Coming

Strides in technological innovation are causing more and more jobs to disappear. Machines are increasingly able to perform tasks in which humans were once unquestioned masters. MIT economist and "Race Against the Machine" co-author Andrew McAfee tells Steve Paikin what the robots have in store for us.

Guests
Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director, MIT Center for Digital Business at the Sloan School of Management

Reworking the World of Work

Technology is eliminating steps on the social mobility ladder. Will liberal capitalism survive without a better system of social mobility?

Guests
Professor of Sociology and Political Science, University of Arizona
Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Futurist
National Communications Representative, Canadian Auto Workers Union