Steven E. Jones's research while affiliated with University of Maryland, College Park and other places

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... The transition from older to newer technologies is usually a gradual but disruptive process, consisting of macro (general purpose technologies, like the steam engine) and micro (smaller advances, tinkering with the macro technologies) inventions. The history of resistance to technological change is quite abundant, ranging from nineteenth-century Luddites to modern-day fights against the ubiquity of robotized production and environmental concerns (Hayler 2015;Jones 2013;Mokyr 1992;Noble 1995). Another feature of this resistance is the notion that technological advances can lead to fewer jobs in certain sectors and that this process favors the younger workers who are able to adjust to the new technologies more easily. ...