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ERIC Number: ED031661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 46
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Perspective on Automation: Three Talks to Educators.
Theobald, Robert; And Others
These papers take the view that automation impinges upon our socio-psychological as well as economic existence and we must take drastic measures to survive. Robert Theobald, presenting evidence that automation brings job displacement, suggests that we face the choice of trying to insure enough jobs, or of taking advantage of the new free time to benefit from abundance. Seen as needed is a new social philosophy which will justify a different distribution of income and a top level commission is proposed to determine what an ideal educational pattern ought to be in the context of technological reality. John W.C. Johnstone suggests that while continuing education has a role in preparing people to cope with more leisure, those who may have the most leisure (lower class) are the least prepared to cope with it and the most reluctant to turn to educational pursuits. Jack Weinberg examines man's ambivalent attitude toward the machine and discusses the possible psychological results of the loss of work as the prime vehicle for finding meaning in life. (dm)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.