Only education can make us equal in the age of tech

With a tech revolution underway, we have never needed education more – it is vital to ensure that the gap between rich and poor doesn’t get wider, writes Sunny Varkey

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At this year’s Global Education and Skills Forum, a special installation depicts what society might be like in 2030. It gives a glimpse into two possible hi-tech futures in which most jobs have been automated.

In one utopian scenario, the working week is cut to a mere 15 hours as machines free us from work. Workers can devote their vastly increased leisure time to helping others and developing new passions. In the alternative dystopian scenario, workers scrape together a living through insecure, menial micro-tasks in a disordered, bot-managed “gig economy”.

Of course, the reality will be less ...

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