Work Saving Us From Not Just Need, But Also From Boredom and Vice
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Few weeks ago, during a conference I was attending, some one sitting next to me was asking me, “Why are you running these online publications after being an engineer, medical researcher, and a math professor for over 30 years? Do you regret it?” Well, actually, the way I see it: I am still teaching/sharing information and knowledge, but on a much wider range of subjects and to a much wider audience (the world)…while enabling me to be creative, to learn, and explore….I think the video at World Economic Forum during Davos 2016 summarized it best, below:
· Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management, USA.
· Yoshiaki Fujimori, President and Chief Executive Officer, LIXIL Group, Japan.
· Dileep George, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Vicarious, USA.
· Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
· Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Business and Growth of Denmark.
Moderated by Hiroko Kuniya, Anchor, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan.
As the rapid technological progress and the prospect of longer and healthier lives will be revolutionizing our lives and future world, we are all expected to adapt and change. We should help to educate our future generations to welcome the concept of less work hours and more sharing of prosperity, introduction of flexicurity, trying to protect the future from the past, valuing caring professions, and protecting innovative ideas and businesses. Then, we will surely expect to reach a wonderfully creative world, full of colorful innovations and wonders, without needing to worry about not being able to meet the basic needs. So, human beings will not just be waiting to be given work or job, but create one’s own work or job. Then Voltaire‘s work
will truly solve all three great ills: boredom, vice, and need….and progress beyond having work addressing only the lowest level of need. It’s time for paradigm shift. Are you ready for the shift and create your own work/job?
A further discussion on The Promise of Progress during Davos 2016, below…part of the reason why Windermere Sun is in existence, encouraging people to be more creative, to connect, and create their own work/job. If you get a chance to visit Holland, check out their system that inspires so many to so much, but with good percentage of the population only working part-time.
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