The workplace of the future

Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PSU 313

Technological change has occurred throughout history. These changes have increased worker productivity and stimulated economic growth, but often at the cost of displacing workers. Recently, the rate of technological change has increased dramatically, offering the possibility of a shorter work week and earlier retirement in our future. As robots increasingly become our partners in the workplace, enhancing our jobs by performing mundane, repetitive tasks for us, what collateral changes will occur? Does this pose a threat to the concept of work entirely? What will the workplace of the future look like after the digital industrial revolution?