Fall 2021 Dates TBA

$250 for 6 weeks

Grades 9 - 12

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Course Breakdown

Week 1: Exponential trends

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?

Exponential Growth
Fermi Paradox
Law of Accelerating Returns

Week 2: The implications of artificial intelligence

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?

Machine Learning v. Rule-Based Systems
Narrow AI v. General AI
GPT-3

Week 3: The future of work

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?

Automation
Unemployment Rate
4th Industrial Revolution

Week 4: The meaning of work

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?

Productivity & Great Decoupling
Capitalism v. Socialism
Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Week 5: Exponential technologies

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?

Mixed Reality (MR)
CRISPR Gene Editing
Blockchain

Week 6: Educating for the future

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?

Creativity
Entrepreneurship
Emotional Intelligence

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