The Future of Work:
Technological Innovation, Economic Disruption, and Human Dignity
March 7, 2017 | 7:30pm
US Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union
Technology has long promised more leisure and less work. With the rise of automation, a world in which work is obsolete is becoming ever more a reality. What would such a world look like? Might a life without work be as enticing as it seems? Or, given that work often gives us purpose and meaning, will such an era come with dire consequences for our psyches?
Four experts on the subject will converge on March 7, 2017 at OSU to explore how multiple disciplines—including business, economics, political science, and theology—can work in concert to mitigate the economic and social disruption of technological innovations in the workplace, and attempt to discern how such innovations affect not only the national economy, but also the livelihoods and dignity of the American worker.