Andrew McAfee studies how information technology affects businesses and society.

Why you should listen

Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses, business as a whole, and the larger society. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves and compete. At a higher level, his work also investigates how computerization affects competition, society, the economy and the workforce.

He's a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His books include Enterprise 2.0 and Race Against the Machine (with Erik Brynjolfsson). Read more on his blog.

 

Andrew McAfee’s TED talks

Andrew McAfee on the TED Blog

Business

What happens after the droids take our jobs? Andrew McAfee at TED2013

February 27, 2013

The rise of droids Andrew McAfee starts his TED2013 talk by making a forecast: “In the world that we’re creating very quickly, we’re going to see more and more things that look like science fiction and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs.” It’s clear, he says, that big technology-driven changes in employment are […]

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Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013

February 27, 2013

Once you dream, you have to do. The speakers in Session 6 have spent their careers giving form to ideas. They are makers, builders, artists and implementers — all with fascinating ideas about what it means to be a creative person. The speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name to read a […]

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Quotes from Andrew McAfee

Just in the past couple years, we've seen digital tools display skills and abilities that … eat deeply into what we human beings do for a living.
Andrew McAfee
TEDxBoston 2012 • 730K views Sep 2012
Persuasive, Informative
Within [our lifetimes], we're going to transition into an economy that … doesn't need a lot of human workers. Managing that transition is going to be the greatest challenge that our society faces.
Andrew McAfee
TEDxBoston 2012 • 730K views Sep 2012
Persuasive, Informative