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What would be your best-case scenario for 2030?

In a best case scenario, we will have a much flatter world, one where men and women can achieve their potential irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin or country of residence, where pay is fair and there is an appropriate safety net for all.

This will not happen on its own, there are many forces operating against maintaining even the current state, such as the acceleration of artificial intelligence and robotics, rising income disparities across and within countries, and disturbing recent trends in populism, xenophobia and gender discrimination in several countries. But with the right multistakeholder collaboration, it is possible to get there and highly urgent that we do.

 

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Source:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/by-2030-will-we-all-be-our-own-boss?utm_content=buffer0b4d4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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More in “Workplace automation: Separating fiction from fact” at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/workplace-automation-separating-fiction-from-fact-james-manyika?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-hero-0-null&midToken=AQF56T4q1Y8mxA&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=1zY3Urap0jBTA1

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More jobs will change than will be automated away in the short to medium term. Only a small proportion of all occupations, about 5%, can be automated entirely using these demonstrated technologies over the coming decade, although the proportion is likely to be higher in occupations in middle-skill job categories. But we find that about 30% of the activities in 60% of all occupations could be automated, and that will affect everyone from welders to landscape gardeners, mortgage brokers–and CEOs; we estimate about 25% of their time is currently spent on activities that machines could do, such as analyzing reports and data to inform decisions.

Source:  https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/01/13/upcoming-trends-2017-colleges-should-prepare-essay

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  • Sliding enrollments
  • Concerns about cost and access
  • Questions about value
  • A focus on careers and job placement
  • Declining state support.
  • Collisions over campus climate
  • The defense of academic freedom and free speech
  • So, What to Do?

Finally, a great initiative.  Read more at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/01/17/closing-homework-gap/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

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