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Ideas club Full Circle debates The Future of Work on 19 November

22:12 30/09/2019

With robots and basic income, will work become play? That’s the question at the heart of Full Circle’s public debate The Future of Work on 19 November.

As technology impacts the job market and the idea of a universal basic income begins to gain ground, the debate will explore various aspects of future work-life balance.

The Brussels networking and ideas circle has invited four speakers, each with a different perspective and style, to speak for and against the question, as well as voicing their opinion on tomorrow’s world of work. As always, with a Full Circle event, the debate will be interactive with audience contributions throughout.

The four speakers are:

  • Margaret Heffernan Entrepreneur, CEO, bestselling author and lecture at University of Bath’s school of management
  • Aaron Bastani Journalist, author and senior editor at Novaro Media, UK. Optimistic and contentious take on the future of work where technology will allow us all to live in what he calls 'luxury communism’ in his latest book
  • Josh Cohen Psychoanalyst and professor of literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, interested in what to do with free time and the importance of doing nothing with it
  • Alison Tate Director of economic and social policy at the International Trade Union Confederation. The Australian brings the workers’ perspective as well as a critique of universal basic income and what AI will mean for poorly educated and poor people 

Full Circle is an international members club for ideas, exchange and creative discussion on hot topics in society. It runs events, mainly from its club house in Chaussée de Vleurgat, including lunchtime talks, evening salons, dinner debates and receptions for young people.

The Future of Work is the second of a new series of public debates inviting engaging international speakers. Events are also open to non-members.

Public debate on The Future of Work - tickets €8-€15
19 November, 18.30 (doors); 19.00-21.30 (debate)
Espace Lumen, 32-36 Chaussée de Boondael, 1050 Brussels
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Written by The Bulletin