Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development company, with over 25 years experience in the fields of computer design and software development. He wrote The Lights In The Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, published in 2009. His latest book comes out in May 2015, titled Rise Of The Robots: Technology And The Threat Of A Jobless Future. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a computer engineering degree and holds a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. You can find him online via Twitter (@MFordFuture) or at his website ( Martin first visited with us on Episode 132 - Robots Rising (published 12/23/2014).