futurists of shanghai

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Sun 16:30, 2017-01-15

Sun 19:30, 2017-01-15

Duration: 3h | Timezone: Asia/Shanghai

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Event description:

We will have speakers followed by a panel discussion and networking

Throughout most of human history work has been a central part of our system of cultural values and an indispensable part of our personal identity and to a great extent defined our social status.

In less then one generation, automation, 3d printing and artificial intelligence, will be responsible for a projected loss of over 2 billion jobs and will decimate complete industries.

We can see the very beginning now with the rise of autonomous vehicles and the cascading effect that could mean in the near term with the loss of and estimated 8,000,000 jobs in the transportation industry. Complete automation in manufacturing will become the norm. Artificial intelligence and robotics will eliminate most customer service and manual labor jobs. White-collar professions will not be immune to smarter and faster AI. Doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers will all feel the pain, as they become a more lean class of less well-paid consultants.

As this process of attrition begins to establish itself, we are seeing the rise of a new creative class of entrepreneurs that include designers, inventors and artists of all kinds.

Today’s current generation of 20 year olds, can see the writing on the wall and has little faith that any one company will provide long-term employment. I believe that this new class of entrepreneurs will in part replace the workforce that we have today.

In addition to the dismal predictions of future employment, driving this new class of entrepreneurs is the exponential advancement of technology, accessibility of creative tools, the proliferation of collaborative workspace communities, the rise of social networks and the availability of capital through crowd funding and in the future the potential for a Universal Basic Income. 

Today we are seeing and explosion of invention. As little as 10 years ago it could take years and cost a small fortune to bring a new product to market. Today, in large part because of the Internet, the rise of social media and the advances in rapid prototyping we can get a new product on the market in days or weeks. In the next 20 years we will see this desktop to market only continue to proliferate.

What will this new class of entrepreneurs look like? 

Micro manufacturers, rich media designers, 3d custom clothes Social media marketing consultants, Social media personality shaping, Technology integration consultants, Genetic enhancement consultants, designers, new product generators, VR environment creators (we will be building new worlds to live in). and this is just the beginning!



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