When you think about the future of work, your perspective may be shaped by the avalanche of material on technology that depicts a great battle between machines and humans, and widespread conversations about self-driving cars, drones, and job losses. There is no doubt that how we live our lives and how society is structured are going through multiple transitions. However, the fundamental forces shaping our lives do not simply concern technological innovation; they also concern the lengthening of healthy life and deep social changes in how we live and form relationships. It is the intersections, the subtle and often unexpected combinations of these forces, that are creating a new reality.

Typically, in times of extreme technological and social change, the institutions that frame and protect the lives of people lag behind changing opportunities and problems. Today, there is a clear indication of “institutional lag” as governments, corporations, and educational institutions try to catch up with these profound transitions.


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