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Today I highlight two videos that provide insights into current issues.


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The first is about what some workers are worried about — robots taking over their jobs. This is an issue made real by what people can already see happening around them.

It seems to be a relatively immediate threat, so policymakers and workers alike spread and share the worry.


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The second is about the harm that Facebook has brought. Facebook ostensibly wanted to do good, but in reaching almost everyone on this planet, did not regulate its own ambition.

This issue is less obvious to most people than the previous one. However, I think that it is as big a threat, if not bigger, than robots taking over jobs. Robotisation is a result of many agencies and stakeholders that are subject to rules and standards; Facebook is one mega corporation that makes its own rules and standards.

The irony is that laypeople has little say in robotisation. But we make Facebook what it is and we empower — and possibly embolden — it by using it indiscriminately or not objecting to its poor practices.

How more myopic can we get?

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Singapore’s IDA has a vision of how we might live, learn and work in 2015. Earlier this year, Microsoft shared its vision for 2019. I highlighted both videos in a previous entry.

Time magazine does not have a fancy video, but it suggests 10 ways jobs have already changed and will change in the future. (Many thanks for Carolyn for highlighting Time feature!)

My message is the same: Let us prepare our learners for their future, not our past or even our present.


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