“Help Not Needed”: The Disappearance of Employment (lp)


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Residents of Lake Park: Free
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Garrett, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy & religion, JFKU
Location: Lake Park


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Are we fast approaching a socio-economic situation in which human workers will no longer be needed for most traditional jobs, work soon to be performed by robots or high tech processes? Professor Garrett will explore what’s being called “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” and speculate about its potential impact on employment, citizenship, and personal identity. He’s particularly interested in how much our present sense of self-worth is defined by what we do. And if what we do disappears but we still live on comfortably with a “universal guaranteed income,” what manner of people might we be? As always, Professor Garrett asks us provocative questions. Let’s see if we can help him work out some answers.

This lecture will take place at Lake Park, 1850 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

Event Details

Date: 2018-04-17

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Lake Park Retirement Center

Directions: Lake Park Retirement Center 1850 Alice St., Oakland, 94612

Phone: 510.835.5511