Growing Up in the Second Machine Age

  • 20 May 2014
  • 6:00 PM
  • Marie Callendar's Restaurant 9503 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78759


  • Gathering will start at 6pm, with the presentation starting around 7pm. This is a dinner meeting, with a charge of $20 for members, and $25 for non-members to cover the cost of the dinner and group expenses.

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45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years according to research. Historically technological innovation created more jobs than it took away, but this is no longer true. How will the next generation adjust to this new economy? Will we find new areas that give humans an advantage? How can we guide our children and how should we respond as a society?

Futurist Anne Boysen will explore these issues based on the books, The Curiosity Cycle (Jonathan Mugan) and The Second Machine Age (Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee). After the presentation we hope to facilitate an active discussion in an extended Q& A session on this topics. Reading the books is not expected, but getting familiar with the topic is encouraged. Nor is active participation in the discussion necessary. We just want you to come! You can also read more about the books at and

Anne Boysen is a professional futurist and consultant specializing in changes that affect and are affected by our youngest generation, the post-millennials. She writes at and is currently serving as VP for CTXWFS.

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