The whole economic discourse today is about employment numbers. However, with automation, increases in productivity, etc..there is no way we will ever come close to full employment again on a global scale. This is a frightening prospect. It is likely that the future of human work will largely focus on the creative domain and on empathy based human interactions and services.
One theory is "we are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and society built on the inventive, empathetic, big-picture, capabilities of what's rising in its place, the Conceptual Age." Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind
Challenge Question: How can we reinvent work in ways that tie it less to income and more to human purpose and actual social needs in our community?