Most of us lie – just a little – on our CVs. Now you can take it further by, for example, buying fake references from the internet. Penelope Whitson wonders if it isn't time for a new way to check employee credentials

In his compelling TED talk, economist Andrew McAfee states simply that androids and other machines will inevitably take our jobs. He calls it the new machine age and makes a prediction about what this future will look like and how it will impact employment, the middle classes and society as a whole.