Will a machine take over my job?
There are many unknowns about the future but one aspect that many are discussing is the role of automation in the workplace and the possible consequences. In the first half we will hear what kind of jobs might be affected, the possible consequences and some of the solutions being considered. Is your job at risk? Is it safe to assume that new jobs will emerge as they have previously or is this time different? How might society function if there were fewer jobs to go around?
In the second half we will watch a heartfelt talk about a former religious extremist who successfully began to connect with her then enemies and understand them. Interestingly the internet played a key role in bridging the divide. What happened to her that we can learn from? How might we turn enemies into friends and what works in your experience in this regard?
Another Thinking Box evening of watching and discussing inspirational online talks. We will watch some of the best online talks and films on a variety of topics and then discuss informally in small groups and the whole plenary. All this with a diverse group of friendly thinkers with a coffee break in the middle and optional pub visit at the end.
Our programmes are carefully designed and facilitated to appeal to a wide audience and many of our members prefer not to know topics in advance. However brief programme details will be posted nearer the time.
Teas and coffees from 6.15pm with 6.30 start
This meeting is FREE