Yuval Noah Harari and Russell Brand on the future of work
In the inaugural Penguin Talk, in September 2018, Professor Yuval Noah Harari joined comedian Russell Brand to discuss the changes and decisions which will impact young people in the not-so-distant future.
Age: Key Stages 3 – 5
Topic: The future of work
The following activities give KS3-5 students the opportunity to explore what the world of work might look like in the future and how they can best prepare for it. The following activities can be used as standalone activities, or used together with the starter and plenary to form a complete lesson (approx. 1 hour 30 mins in total).
- What does it mean to “hack a human”?
- How will the job market change in the future?
- How can we prepare ourselves for the changing job market?
Professor Yuval Noah Harari explains his thoughts on the future of work, including the fact that soon computers and algorithms will be able to ‘hack’ humans.
Professor Yuval Noah Harari explains how being able to ‘hack’ humans may impact on work in the future, including how computers may take over the common jobs of today.
Russell Brand and Yuval Noah Harari outline strategies for what we can do to prepare for an uncertain future work place.