The Salon - "Dude, There's a Robot in My Cubicle"

June 24, 2016  |  1:30PM - 3PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought provoking.  Next up is:

"Dude, There’s a Robot in My Cubicle!” 

What is going to happen to the idea of work?  Work remains a central element of our self-identity and our place in American society.  The concept of paid labor is also a pivotal component our economic system.  Work has created our individual and shared wealth, and has fostered the virtues we value for a great society.   

But paid labor is declining as a fraction of our economy, and technology is accelerating that change.  Robots are gradually absorbing today’s routine tasks, and are taking on more every day. How will the economy work with increasingly few jobs available?  How will we, and our society, need to adjust?  

Join us at the Salon on Friday June 24th at 1:30. We’ll be in the large conference room on the main floor at BPL. Civil discourse is the norm. Click here for a reading that might stimulate your thinking on the June topic.

More about "The Salon"

Library Address
1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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