Andrew Kortina, Co-Founder, Fin and Venmo
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Civilizations from the ancient Greeks to our own have looked at work as one of the primary sources of meaning and dignity in life. Perhaps it has been useful evolutionarily to esteem work over hedonism, but if we imagine a world of super-technology, where there is no need for most humans to work to provide for the survival of the species, how will our concepts of human dignity shift?
In this class, we'll consider various perspectives on this question, and the class will culminate in an essay, story, or video that explores the future of dignity in a (perhaps dystopian) world of abundance.
Video Essay: Humans Need Not Apply
Essay: Free Will, Technodeterminism, and Panache
Essay: "They Say the #1 Killer of Old People is Retirement."
Excerpts from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Work, Art, Play:
Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The Tibetan Sand Mandala
Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Alan Watts, Play and Dance
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Sponsor(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Andrew Kortina, email@example.com
Andrew Kortina - Co-Founder, Fin and Venmo