Podcast

Inventing the Future

Episode 5

  • May 24, 2017

In this episode

Researchers at Oxford University say 47 percent of jobs are at risk of being overtaken by robots in the next two decades. In this episode of After the Fact, host Dan LeDuc speaks with Brian David Johnson, futurist in residence at Arizona State University and contributor to The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Trend magazine. Johnson says that we can invent our futures but that to be successful we must keep a people-centered approach. This conversation also explores the role that each of us can play in creating a better, smarter future that puts knowledge to purpose for the good of all.

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Trend Magazine – Summer 2016

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