Robin Hanson – The Next Great Era: Envisioning A Robot Society

Have you ever asked yourself how a Robot Society would look like? A Society in which artificial people would exist and people would be emulated on computers.

Robin Hanson a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University envisions such a future in his TEDx Talk. He is a supporter of futarchy — a society where policy decisions are made based on open prediction markets.

He has also written a book about this topic:
The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Which got great reviews:
This hellish cyberworld is quite cool to think about in a dystopian Matrixy way. … brilliantly weird extrapolations
Steven Poole
The Guardian

What is remarkable … is not just the detail … but the way he situates it within a perceptive analysis of our human past and present.
Daniel Levitin
Wall Street Journal

Crammed full of such fascinating visions of an imagined future
Sarah O’Connor
Financial Times