jobs and automation

111. A Career Fair for the Future of Work as We Shift to a Post Automation, System Focused Society | Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano (@nancygiordano) is an entrepreneur, futurist, consultant and techno-optimist committed to building societal structures and behaviors that keep up with tech to ensure a safe and thriving future for us all…

Nancy’s been recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and guiding a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands through her work with Play Big Inc.

She’s also a frequent panelist at South by Southwest (where she produced the first Career Fair For the Future to help college + high schools more actively design the future of their work), is global keynote speaker, Singularity University guest lecturer and world’s first TEDx licensee.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Nancy thinks about the future of work
  • Why the mental health epidemic is a bigger deal than we think
  • The power of system thinking
  • Why GDP’s an awful measure of progress and how to replace it
  • What can we do to fix politics
  • The ways we can redesign education for the 21st century
  • Why diversity actually leads to better outcomes
  • The UBI question and how to reframe it
  • What will be AI’s actual impact
  • How organizations like Singularity University inspire change
  • What technologies most worry Nancy
  • Why we can engineer the future of our choosing
  • The pesky problems of incentives ruining our world
  • What to think about social media and blockchain

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