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Approach to the inmost cave

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Kelly Chambers

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Approach to the inmost cave
The Cave
Where are we heading?
Technology & Society
Careers in the future
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek
Joseph Campbell
Robotopia - future of jobs
Ross - Lawyer
Raspberry Pi tactical combat pilot
Star surgeon
Universal Basic Income - UBI
ACOLA - Aus Council
of Learned Academies
Vulnerable to automation
47% US jobs
69% Indian jobs
77% Chinese jobs
“Our machines should be nothing more than tools for extending the powers of the human beings who use them.”
Thomas Watson Jr.
Like other methodologies used by social science researchers, narrative inquiry “inquires” into--or asks questions about and looks for deeper understanding of particular aspects of life experience.

The stories you tell create the future

Narrative Inquiry
Bertrand Russell

'The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time'
Vardi (2016) says: "It may seem easy to dismiss today’s concerns as unfounded in reality. But economists Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University argue, “What if machines are getting so smart, thanks to their microprocessor brains, that they no longer need unskilled labor to operate?” After all, they write:

Smart machines now collect our highway tolls, check us out at stores, take our blood pressure, massage our backs, give us directions, answer our phones, print our documents, transmit our messages, rock our babies, read our books, turn on our lights, shine our shoes, guard our homes, fly our planes, write our wills, teach our children, kill our enemies, and the list goes on."
Where are we heading? 2:30 - 4:46
12:40 - 14:48 Future jobs
Doxiadis, A., & Papadimitriou, C. (2015). LOGICOMIX: an epic search for truth. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.
Connelly, F. M., & Clandinin, D. J. (1990). Stories of experience and narrative inquiry. Educational researcher, 19(5), 2-14.
TED Dialogue 2017

Make yourself irreplaceable
by Rebecca Nalder, Jason Sawtell & Jake Stuart, 2017
Changing the narrative 48:30 - 51:25
But what of the future? We seem to have no clear narrative other than that as a small nation we must compete against the rest of the world. And the future can be frightening when one notes the way technology is utterly changing the landscape.
This report is a narrative for the future because it is technology ‘that is central to human existence and is important for Australia, both now and in the future.’ One cannot sensibly think about Australia’s future without also thinking about Australia’s future technology.
Securing Australia's Future Report

ACOLA. (2015). Technology and Australia ’ s Future.
Frey, C. B., & Osborne, M. A. (2017). The future of employment: how susceptible are jobs to computerisation?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 114, 254-280.
"...we must remember the importance of the humanities and the social sciences. It is they which will play an important part in the future: from the design and development of technologies to the decisions we will have to make, the understanding of where we came from, how we got there (or here) and the societal implications and possible responses to certain action or inaction.

There is not one piece of this puzzle that is not important to the nation, indeed to the world, that we are trying to build.

The key to it all is education.

Education that allows individuals to pursue many different paths, but gives them a common language and sense of purpose.
Education that teaches us our history in ways that help us shape the future.
Education that engages us, excites us, inspires us."
Prof Ian Chubb - Australia's Chief Scientist
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