Rise of the Robots Requires Rethinking Relationships, Skills and What it Means to be Human

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CMRubinWorld’s new research with accomplished Millennials around the globe reveals profound concerns about how to prosper in a world where robots can do anything.

We live in a digital age, a knowledge economy, and the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution. Continually updating technologies are creating accelerated changes that are impacting the way we live, work, produce, and consume at a dramatic rate. Within the next decade, it is expected that more than a trillion sensors will be connected to the Internet. By 2025, 10% of people will be wearing clothes connected to the Internet and the first implantable mobile phone is expected to be sold.

CMRubinWorld asked Millennials around the world to share their perspectives on the 4th Industrial Revolution. “Technology is making skills and knowledge the only source of sustainable strategic advantage. Capitalism will succeed or fail based on the investments it makes in human capital,” states Francisco Hernandez. Reetta Heiskanen echoes this idea and notes: “First and foremost, we have to educate the younger generations with necessary skills. Technology shouldn’t be seen as something that you can’t build yourself. It should be seen as a tool and an approachable part of life that you really can have an effect on.” James Kernochan observes that, “In an ideal world, technology would remove the unpleasant labor from our lives and free up our time for community, and for imaginative pursuits of a wide variety.” Harmony Siganporia suggests that perhaps this is the time to re-imagine “what is meant by the descriptor 'human' itself?”

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The Millennial Bloggers are Alusine Barrie, Sajia Darwish, James Kernochan, Kamna Kathuria, Jacob Deleon Navarrete, Reetta Heiskanen, Shay Wright, Isadora Baum, Wilson Carter III, Francisco Hernandez, Erin Farley, Dominique Alyssa Dryding, Harry Glass, Harmony Siganporia, Bonnie Chiu

These remarkable young people have produced shows and founded companies. They have been featured on Forbes ‘Asia 30 Under 30’ list and honored by Asian Women of Achievement Awards. They have been awarded numerous scholarships and fellowships. They hold Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. They run schools and train educators in underprivileged communities. They have taught all over the globe in environments ranging from maximum security prisons to elementary schools.

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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