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The Globotics Upheaval by Richard Baldwin

The Globotics Upheaval

Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

Richard Baldwin

4.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9781474609012

The Rise of the Robots for the masses. How to survive in a world of virtual globalisation.

4 stars out of 5
James Bloodworth
25 Jan 2019

"an engaging and informative book"

Baldwin has written an engaging and informative book that guides the reader through this disruptive technological change. The Globotics Upheaval distils complex ideas into measured and understandable language that readers with no prior understanding of artificial intelligence and economics will be able to digest... It is hoped that politicians will take note of what Baldwin suggests rather than offering “illusion-based solutions — like a border wall, or leaving the EU”.


4 stars out of 5
23 Jan 2019

"confirms his place as one of the most important thinkers in this era of global disruption"

an important new book that delivers a timely warning to the world’s business elite, as they gathered this week for their annual pilgrimage to the Swiss resort of Davos... Dire predictions about job-killing robots are hardly new, but Baldwin’s are worth heeding. A trade economist at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, he is best known for his last book, The Great Convergence, which gave a compelling account of how countries such as China and Mexico prospered as cargo ships and containerisation reshaped global trade. His latest work is more urgent, however, and confirms his place as one of the most important thinkers in this era of global disruption.

4 stars out of 5
John Arlidge
13 Jan 2019

"might just save your life — and your children’s lives"

Most books about economics are dull. This one looks no exception. The title is so boring you would be forgiven for rejecting it on sight. But that would be a big mistake because it might just save your life — and your children’s lives... The Globotics Upheaval is a manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity... Baldwin might be a practitioner of the dismal science, but his prose is snappy...