Just because the world is changing it isn’t necessarily ending

<img alt=”” title=”” src=”http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/z/q/n/r/7/image.related.articleLeadNarrow.300×0.gozzdc.png/1463906171980.jpg” itemprop=”image”/>Photo: Canberra-Times The message to take away from Dr Stefan Hajkowicz’s thought-provoking keynote address to the National Medicines Symposium in Canberra is that just because the world is changing it isn’t necessarily ending. The respected CSIRO futurist, who has penned a book called Global Megatrends, identified some of the many challenges facing humanity in the years ahead. He also expressed confidence they could be mastered as long as people were innovative, worked together and were prepared to embrace change. Dr Hajkowicz’s thoughts on the disruptive influence of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, on the future of work are instructive at a time whole industries are closing down. “We need to learn how to race with the machine, not against it because it is getting so much…


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