Mini Trip report: Seoul, South Korea
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 3 May 2016
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The Korea Testing Laboratory brought me to Korea to keynote their 50th anniversary celebration and talk with news media about future technolog requirements. http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/NewsRead.edy?SCD=JG21&newsid=01125046612644984&DCD=A00702&OutLnkChk=Y http://news1.kr/photos/details/?1906551 and http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?no=315531&year=2016
The following day, Youngsook Park, Chair of the Korean Node organized a workshop and mini half-day Charrette that developed elements for a national Korean strategy to address the issues in our Future Work/Technology 2050 RTDelphi’s and three alternative global scenarios. There were five Charrette discussion groups:
Education : How should education, training, and learning systems change? And what strategies will make that happen?
Government : Will a guaranteed income program become necessary? What kind? When? Cash flow projections to show what is possible?
S&T (AI/Robotics/synthetic biology/nanotech) changes affecting work by 2025, 2035, 2050?
Culture: What changes in culture will be needed? culture that says jobs/employment is the source of self-respect?
Business : What should be the roles of private business in a national long-range strategy? Reducing income gaps and concentration of wealth.
In a few weeks I will return to Korea along with Jose Cordeiro, Chair of the Venezuelan Node of The Millennium Project and Ben Goertzel a leader in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) to hold larger conference and Charrette for a national strategy. Youngsook also organized media interviews, including with her new weekly TV show on a Buddhist network.
One reporter told me that the State of the Future reports adapted for the Korean audience are among the top ten best sellers every year for the past serval years.
All the best,