In this interdisciplinary course, learn about exponential technologies and trends, recognize artificial intelligence in your daily life, and explore the implications of accelerating change. Analyze how we view work as a society and discuss possible solutions to mass unemployment and automation.SIGN UP NOW
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"This course is a lot more interesting than school. You can think about topics in your own way, a way that works for you."
- Gavin, 11th Grader at Monument HS
"I would completely recommend it to anyone. The conversations are so deep and interesting."
- Emily, 10th Grader at Monument HS
"I feel 10x more comfortable in the edgi discussion calls than I do on the school ones."
- Elena, 9th Grader at Wahconah HS
To understand the social implications of technological progress, you’ll explore the accelerating rate of change in our society. What does it mean to live in a world defined by exponential growth?
Learn about the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence and understand how to recognize AI in your daily encounters. Ask yourself: how do algorithms influence your decision-making?
Many experts believe we will soon face job displacement and mass unemployment due to automation. As more and more jobs are replaced with machines, how do you prepare for an environment where the only constant is change?
For better or worse, humans often derive a sense of purpose from work. What happens when we are no longer obligated to work? Can policies like universal basic income help society and the economy adapt?
Technologies like augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, robotics, biotech, and blockchain will soon reshape our lives in profound ways. What will these technologies look like in 10 years?
Changes driven by exponential technological progress mean that we don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like. Given the uncertainty, what should you actually be learning in school today?
Start your week with a series of fun, short videos created by the edgi team. Then dive deeper by choosing from curated resources like podcasts, videos, and articles.
Twice a week, join discussion sessions with your squad, led by edgi students. Explore topics from different perspectives and build on each other’s ideas.
Get to know people in other squads and make new friends at virtual socials like game nights, piña colada parties, bake-offs, movie watch parties, and more.
Josh Shapiro, edgi Co-founder and NYU professor
Josh teaches several courses on creativity, technology, and the future of work at New York University. Josh also worked on Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign where he got an inside view on how technology is changing the lives of millions of Americans.
You'll meet with your squad for hour-long discussion sessions 2x/wk. Prep work takes less than an hour each week. Social events are optional (but lots of fun).
Technology & the Future of Work is $250 for a 6-week program ($21/session). Socials and access to Discord are free for the edgi community.
Sure, it's possible! Talk to your guidance counselor to see if an edgi program could count towards your graduation requirements. We've seen students get independent study and elective credits.
Discussion sessions for this program are led by students. Once you've taken an edgi program you may be invited to participate in our discussion leader training program, where you'll learn content on a deeper level and practice facilitating discussions. Select students from our training program are then chosen to become paid discussion leaders.