The Future of Society and new ways of learning - Lecture at the University Of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway

Here's a professional recording of my lecture at the University Of Life Sciences Oslo, Norway, on The Future of Society and new ways of learning.

In November 2013 I held three lectures while he was in the Oslo area. The one on the video was at The University of Life Sciences at Ås (UMB) arranged by StartUMB. The other lectures were held at 657 Oslo: Coworking, communication & purpose, and the last at Chateau Neuf: The Norwegian Student Society arranged by Das Kapital (Radio Nova) and Foreningen for Ressursbasert Økonomi (FRØ).

The pace of technological innovation is speeding up at an ever increasing rate. This is bringing unprecedented and incredibly rapid changes to the economy and society at large, particularly in the job market.

Automation is removing jobs like never before, while comparatively few new jobs are being created by the new digital economy. This might be one of the greatest challenges that we've ever faced, but it could also represent our biggest opportunity. What can people and companies do right now to avoid being swept away by the exponentially increasing technologies that are coming to the market? What can governments do to provide for their people? What will be the future of work and of society? What will the transition look like, who will benefit from it, and who will be left behind?

I think there is hope for the future, as new technologies for learning and sharing knowledge are becoming more accessible, ubiquitous, and people are engaging more in collaborative, open projects. Years of research, discussion, and activism have shaped my worldview and gave me clarity about how I want to positively impact hundreds of millions of people.

I first wrote a book, "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK", which I released also for free on my website and started a global discussion on the topic, and more recently I founded a startup, Esplori, to enable the sum of human knowledge to be made available to anybody, via online video courses, regardless of their language, geographical location, or financial status.

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Sept 19, Keynote speech at IT Innovation Day in Amersfoort, Netherlands


I am honored to be delivering the keynote speech on September 19 at It Innovation Day in Amersfoort, Netherlands, to hundreds of entrepreneurs and change makers. Looking forward to it.

You can check out the full program here.


Self-portrait, pencil, photographed and retouched on PS CS6.

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RASE #1 A Quintessence of dust - Reason and Science [Eventually] Podcast

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First episode of the Reason and Science [Eventually] Podcast, August 3, 2013. Featured in this episode:
- Various ramblings
- Roger Ebert
- "A quintessence of dust" by Roger Ebert
- My startup, Esplori
- Updates on my work, lectures, and world tours
- Singularity University
- Burning Man

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Presenting Esplori at the International Education and Resource Network Summit in Doha, Qatar

I am excited to announce that on July 1-6 I will be in Doha, Qatar, speaking at one of the largest conferences about education in the world.

It is my honour and pleasure to be presenting alongside Ed Gragert, Executive Director Emeritus of iEARN-USA, a non-profit organization made up of over 50,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries, which empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

I will be presenting my latest project, Esplori:

Imagine if the sum of all human knowledge were available to everyone, anywhere on earth, in any language, on video.

I am truly excited to be there, because more than just speaking, I will be running a workshop, to see how we can help educators and students around the world, hear their stories, and work alongside them.

I believe that if one wants to help, they must first listen and learn, and that's what I will be doing there.

Moving Forward!

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