WEBCAST OF THE 2015 WORLD SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT

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Jim Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network

Opening Keynote: “CREATIVE DESTRUCTION”

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Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury (President Clinton); Former Director, National Economic Council (President Obama); President Emeritus, Harvard University (via live video)

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John Hagel, author, Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge (via live video)

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Scott Santens, writer; basic income advocate; Founder of the BIG Patreon Creator Pledge

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PANEL: "Educating for the Transition"

Session chair: Lauren Paer, economist; writer; entrepreneur

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Jared Kleinert, co-author, "2 Billion Under 20"

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Jules Schroeder, Founder, CreateU

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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor (President Clinton); political economist; author, "SAVING CAPITALISM"

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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Former Chief Economist, World Bank; founder, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

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Martin Ford, author of best-selling "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" (via live video)

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John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division of the United Nations

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Scott Von, psychoanalyst, physician, and philosopher, Founding Director of the New Clinic for Integral Medicine & Psychiatry

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Patricia Paul, former union organizer, community organizer, litigator and business founder

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David Nordfors, CEO and co-founder of IIIJ and the co-chair of the i4j (innovation for jobs) - (via live video)

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Panel: Technology and the Future of Work

Session chair: Irving Wladawsky-Berger, former companywide leader IBM initiatives on Internet, e-business, supercomputing, and Linux; Strategic Advisor, Citigroup

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David Autor, co-leader of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (via live video)

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John Markoff, Senior Writer, The New York Times, author (via live video)

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FACILITATED IDEA GENERATION: Insight Café

Facilitator: Meredith Persily Lamel, President of MPL Partners, LLC, executive coach, consultant, facilitator and instructor

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Panel: Observers Feedback/"Weaving It All Together"

Session chair: James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network

Wendell Wallach,, consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

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Gerald Huff, Principal Software Engineer at Tesla Motors

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James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network

Closing Remarks

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The World Technology Network (www.WTN.net), a community of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields, launched the first-ever World Summit on Technological Unemployment on September 29, 2015, at the TIME Conference Center in the historic TIME & LIFE Building in New York City.

Accelerating technological unemployment will likely be one of the most challenging societal issues in the 21st Century. Never before in history are so many industries being simultaneously upended by new technologies. Though "creative destruction," in which lost jobs are replaced with new ones, will be a factor, our newest technologies have the clear potential to eliminate many more jobs than we create. With technology advancing at a geometric pace, robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, and other innovations with enormous disruptive potential will soon hit the mainstream. Billions of people worldwide are currently employed in industries that will likely be affected—and billions of new entrants to the workforce will need jobs.

While much has been written about the coming collision of rapidly advancing technology and an increasingly displaced workforce (a recent Oxford study predicts 47% of US jobs gone from technology within two decades), there has been no structured attempt at any level of government, academia, or industry to define, address, and even begin to conceive solutions to what may well be the greatest threat to our social fabric in the years ahead. Until now.

The World Summit on Technological Unemployment is the first high-level forum and workshop for thought leaders across all disciplines and domains designed to begin the critical task of confronting the vast challenges ahead. The goal of the Summit is to create a proactive partnership of the brightest minds in academia, government policy, industry, and the media that will construct a framework to define, measure, and ultimately craft solutions to the jobless future that increasingly threatens our global workforce. Thought leaders in academia, government policy, labor, journalism and industry are urged to participate in this seminal event.

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