Self-driving cars. Smart home technology. Connected health devices. The fourth industrial revolution is already well underway – but does it bring promise, peril, or both?
This November, join Acton scholars in Austin as we explore how the modern workforce is changing due to technological innovation. We’ll be asking questions like:
- What can we really know about “Industry 4.0”?
- Is it even possible to prepare for the coming changes?
- What are the economic implications of this fourth industrial revolution?
- What does it mean to be human in an age of increasing automation and disruption?
- How do we preserve and promote liberty and virtue in this new world of work?
Conference attendees will explore the interdisciplinary nature of these questions and learn how to address the fundamental ideas that undergird the conversation.
The ideal conference attendee is a student (undergraduate or graduate) with some experience studying economics, philosophy/ethics, technology, and/or theology.
Attendance is by application only. Conference fees, meals, and lodging will be covered for accepted applicants. Travel scholarships are available. Applications close September 3rd.