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The Disruption of Employment by Technology


According to Vivek Wadhwa, Within 2 decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, & clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live longer & healthier lives; robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores. These technology disruptions mean that there won’t be much work for human beings in existing fields.

Educational programs need to prepare for this brave new world. New systems need to be created to train students to always be learning.

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  1. What is the effect of technology on future fields of employment?
  2. How should educators and educational programs change to prepare students for this new environment?
  3. How can continuing education programs help existing employees to prepare before they are dislocated by technological disruptions?



Jose Briones, Sr. Consultant, C-Level Advisors

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  • Tags: education, technology
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Continuing Education & Workforce Development
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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