We need to start thinking now what do we do when large sections of the population are unemployable through no fault of their own. What to do in a future where, for most jobs, humans need not apply?
Please watch this 15 minute video.
The quote, from the conclusion of the video you just watched, is a fascinating and profound question for humans to answer. What do societies do when employed work is no longer the centre of the day, week or even human lifecycle?
Young people have a vested interest in wrestling with many societal issues that are unaddressed by the prevailing political orthodoxies. What would your students make of it? What would they suggest? How could teachers structure Project Based Learning to provide opportunities to explore the ideas raised in the video?
How can the current realities young people in countries around the world, including Australia, with growing youth unemployment be discussed without making students feel despair, especially if they are from less privileged backgrounds?
In Spain, nearly half of those under 30 – almost 2 million people – cannot find a job SOURCE
How are young people in Spain responding to unemployment? What opportunities exist for all of us to seek solutions, however large and small, to this fundamental shift if how our societies structure time and endeavour?
What do you think?
Featured image: screenshot from the video