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The future of work is not about jobs, it’s about money

Most people use ‘jobs’ and ‘work’ interchangeably, but they are not the same.  Jobs are but one way of getting work done, although the way our economy has evolved over the past two hundred years, jobs have been a very … Continued

HOW WELL DO YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR ROBOT?

“HOW WELL DO YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR ROBOT” Automation and our jobless futures SOHAIL INAYATULLAH PROFESSOR, TAMKANG UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN; THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST, SIPPY DOWNS; AND MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. DIRECTOR, METAFUTURE.ORG     … Continued

The role of employment and jobs in creating our future

Introduction The successful operation of a modern economy is based on a significant majority of adult citizens earning the income they need to survive through the work they do.  It is those in the labour force who produce the goods … Continued

Equitable, wealthy and futures-oriented or divided, polluted internationally marginalised and conflict ridden Australia–Two scenarios for the futures of Australia

Where Australia will be by 2101 will depend on decisions made today (and decisions made in the near  and mid-range future). As I see it, Australia has a great potential to become even wealthier, whilst simultaneously reducing income disparities, with … Continued

AUSTRALIA 2100 – Four Futures

1.  The Great Transformation This scenario occurs for a number of reasons including personalized health care –  wherein each child born by then will have a full life probability pathway given, based on genomics, where they live (geomedicine), parents, income … Continued

What do we need to know to survive to the year 3000?

ABSTRACT Based on the history of the planet earth, it seems almost certain that humanity will face at least one survival crisis during the next 1,000 years. Although some individual humans will almost certainly survive almost any exogenous or endogenous … Continued

Visioning Humanity 3000 – Do we have a reason to live for another 1,000 years?

ABSTRACT What does it mean for humanity to strive for something?  And how big a vision does humanity need to have in order to sustain it during the next 1,000 years? This paper makes a start at answering these questions, and … Continued

There will still be 168 hours in a week in 3000. How will we use them?

ABSTRACT One of the few certainties about the year 3000 seems to be that there will still be 168 hours in each and every week.  Creating a viable way for all humanity to use their 168 hours is a major challenge … Continued

Seven positive trends amidst the doom and gloom

While there is a great deal of bad, indeed, horrendous,  news in the world ­ global warming, terrorism, the global financial crisis, water shortages, worsening inequity ­ there are also signs of positive change. GENOMICS First, in genomics, the revolution of … Continued

The Future of Futures

To celebrate its tenth birthday the Association of Professional Futurists has produced a book entitled “The Future of Futures”.  The futures foundation was a sponsor of this book, and copies can be ordered either from the futures foundation (send an … Continued