Name: The Future of the Professions
Author: Richard Susskind & Daniel Susskind
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Book Summary: This book predicts the decline of today’s professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to the authors, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.
The book explains how ‘increasingly capable systems’ – from telepresence to artificial intelligence – will bring a fundamental change in the way that the ‘practical expertise’ of specialists is made available in society.
The authors challenge the ‘grand bargain’ – the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today’s professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.
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