TELOS PI supports organizations and individuals to redefine purpose and meaning in an era of accelerated change triggered by exponential technological progress.
Increasing automation and computerization, in particular the recent development in AI research and application will lead within the next two decades to a total collapse of our labor markets, in particular the tertiary sector. In 30 years from now, we will live in societies where most menial and skilled work is executed by robots and algorithms, and people will be either without job or self-employed. The ongoing Chinese robot revolution will play a prominent role in this development, because China will be for the first time in the industrial revolution’s history pitcher instead of catcher. The Chinese industrial robot revolution will catalyze and exponentially accelerate the AI revolution.
A collapse of labor markets can only be resolved by a new redistribution of wealth and the gradual agreement on a new social contract. This new social contract will have a guaranteed basic income as its central pillar. Assuming that regional, national and global elites agree to cede relevant power and finance a basic income for the sake of peace and progress, humanity will for the first time ever be confronted in its entirety with yet another challenge, which until recently did only exist for a few wealthy individuals and for which our educational systems do not prepare: defining individual and organizational purpose beyond biological and economic needs.