World's richest will meet in Davos, to decide how best to DISPOSE of you
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The Davos men are coming, and guess what's on their agenda? How they will carve up the new world created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
1/6/2016 (4 years ago)
Published in Business & Economics
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Known formally as the World Economic Forum, the annual meeting of the world's most powerful billionaires and politicians will take place in Davos, Switzerland between January 20-23.
The meeting is both a chance to play and party in the Swiss Alps, but it's also a chance for serious talk without too much media attention. There will be speeches and conferences and plenty of hobnobbing. Undoubtedly a few quiet deals will be forged, some that could decide the fates of millions.
The focus of the meeting is what they're calling "Industry 4.0" Others simply call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Most commonly we know it as the "robot revolution."
The pending revolution in everything from robots and AI, to 3D printing and nanotechnology has the power to change the world. For the past years, world economic leaders and advisers have latched on to the technological trends, all in universal agreement that these changes will make the world of just a decade or two from now, a very different place.
On the agenda at Davos is what will happen when robots replace workers. Another topic ponders how we will take care of people who can't find work because of the robots. What happens when the robot makes the worker obsolete? It won't be easy for millions, even billions of people to just find new jobs.
A new class of chronically under employed, or unemployed people will arise. How will the world's leaders manage them?
The questions are as serious as they are chilling. To imagine that just a handful of people are deciding your future over drinks on a ski slope is more than a little disconcerting, but that's what Davos men do. They are masters of the world, more loyal to their business and fellow billionaires than to their parent countries. For them, passports are practically anachronisms.
These people have no loyalty to the rest of the world, but rather their own sense of noblisse oblige, which may or may not even exist.
What Davos illustrates and what the Davos men already know is the world is about to undergo one of the most significant changes in history. The change may be even more profound that the first Industrial Revolution. And it will come quickly, within the next two decades.
Why aren't our schools, colleges and universities preparing today's children to live in this brave new world? Where are the computing, engineering, programming, and robotics classes to teach what everyone will need to know in a decade if they are to survive?
How will our politicians react when workers by the millions are laid of en masse and left on the unemployment and welfare rosters because robots and algorithms have made them obsolete?
The world's elites are meeting this month to decide on their plans. And you'd better not wait to make yours either.
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