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Updated 08/04/2017

How the Blockchain is Changing Money and Business (18:49)
What is the blockchain?  If you don't know, you should; if you do, chances are
you still need some clarification on how it actually works. 
 Don Tapscott is
here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology
which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the
internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government
and society.

The Next Manufacturing Revolution is Here (12:26)
Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come
 from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what
you thought it was nor where you thought it was. Industrial systems thinker
Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a
macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth.

The Jobs We'll Lose to Machines -- and the Ones We Won't (4:36)                         10/10/2016
Machine learning isn't just for simple tasks like assessing credit risk and sorting
mail anymore — today, it's capable of far more complex applications, like grading
essays and diagnosing diseases. With these advances comes an uneasy question:
Will a robot do your job in the future?

Anthony Goldblook presents his vision.

The Workforce Crisis of 2030 - and How to Start Solving it Now (12:47)
It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies
will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and
quite charming — talk, human resources expert
 Rainer Strack suggests that
countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to
do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.

What Will Future Jobs Look Like (14:15)                                                                                            10/04/2016
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs
— or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks
through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations
to hold them.

         Will automation take away all our jobs? (18:37)                                                                         04/03/2017
         Here's a paradox you don't hear much about: despite a century of creating machines
         to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently
         gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn't human labor become redundant and our
         skills obsolete? In this talk about the future of work,
economist David Autor addresses
         the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising,
         hopeful answer.