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


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: Free
Date/Time: Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: William Garrett, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy & religion, JFKU
Location: Stoneridge Creek


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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 Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Event Details

Date: 2018-04-14

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence

Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588

Phone: 925-227-6810