Many experts believe that robots and artificial intelligence will destroy millions of jobs in the next twenty years, and leave in their wake “permanent technological unemployment.” They’re wrong.
Information technology will disrupt our current economic order, and destroy many white and blue collar jobs. But this will create new opportunities for those who are willing and able to adapt. To adapt, we will all need to cultivate five virtues that correspond to the features of our emerging information economy. In this lecture, I will describe the coming challenge and explain those virtues.