What will the future of work look like in 2051? Nicola Steel speaks to Tony Ryan who predicts that there will be more change in the next 30 years than in human civilisation!
Tony is an Education Futurist who helps education systems prepare for the future. He is also the author of 8 books on innovative thinking & lifelong learning, his latest being “The Next Generation”.
Tony believes that capabilities will be more important than skills in the future. These capabilities include resilience, empathy, adaptive agility, entrepreneurship & tech capability. He thinks that the future of learning & the future of work are interlinked. Continuous learning for life will be essential to progress in the future.
They talk about eudemonia, a Greek word meaning the joy of living which he believes our future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy & appreciate rather than just working for money. Tony discusses how we need to solve the RIGHT problems and how AI, Robotics, AR & VR will improve quality of life and remove humans from the everyday drudgery.
He finishes by discussing the theory that we are living in a computer simulation!