Humans Need Not Apply – The Future of Technology [15:00]

Description

This thorough and thought provoking video discusses the history and future of technology and its affect on society.  Over time we’ve slowly mechanized and automated jobs so that fewer and fewer people are needed to them.  This has happened in farming and is increasingly happening now in every other area in the work force, from self driving cars to programs that can learn.  The video even discusses computers that can be creative and make art.  The video ends discussing what society might look like without work.

Discussion Questions

  • Do you think it’s inevitable that we’ll create robots and programs that can do all of our jobs?  If not, why?
  • What would humanity even do if robots ran our economy?
  • Do you think this is a good or bad thing?  It what ways might it be both?

Keywords: technology, futurology, growth, robots, society, economics, future

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