5. Why Work?

  1. Why was it good to replace human labor with "mechanical muscles?"

  2. How is Baxter different from the "old kind" of automation? Explain in your own words.

  3. Why is it NOT true that "better technology makes more, better jobs for humans?"

  4. How will self-driving cars affect humans who work in the transportation industry? Explain in your own words.

  5. What 3 kinds of white-collar tasks will be replaced by software? List them:

  6. How will automation affect lawyers and doctors? Explain in your own words:

  7. How will automation affect creative jobs (artists, musicians, etc.)? Explain in your own words:

  8. How do you think humanity can best cope with the changes that will be caused by automation? Basically, what will humans need to do when so many jobs are replaced by robots?

How will automation & ai change the way we work?

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why do people work? part 1

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  1. Do you think working "just to feel good about yourself" is a good reason? Why or why not?

  1. In the first example, explain why the fisherman works:

  2. Why did Adam Smith think we need to pay people to make people work?

  3. List the 3 things that Daniel Pink says motivate us:

  4. If you didn't have to work and had an endless allowance, would you still choose to have a job? What job would it be & why OR why would you not choose to have a job & what would you do instead?

Why do people work? part 2

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