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Our Jobless Future: The Dangers and Possibility of a Post-Work World

SE Uplift
3534 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97214, United States (map)
Public WiFi

Garden Room weeks 1 + 2, Fireside Room weeks 3 + 4.



Capitalism loves automation. Since the beginning of industrialization 250 years ago, businesses have been replacing human labor with machines. For the last 60 years, globalization has shifted American labor to other countries. And now, the advent of artificial intelligence will eliminate even more jobs.

In this course, we will:

  • Consider how a jobless future could create unmatched disruption and suffering -- or limitless opportunity for human flourishing.
  • Discuss how not to be a replaceable commodity in a gig economy.
  • Strategize how to position ourselves as stakeholders in the emerging automated economy.

Instructor: Douglas Tsoi, JD, is the founder of Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS), a school for everyday life. Before PUGS, he managed a $4 million education and training program at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Previous careers include teaching high school history and ethics, as well as being a intellectual property lawyer.

Meets March 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

For more info: https://www.pugspdx.com/march-2018-courses/the-jobless-future