Future of Work: Blockchains

Event Info

Thu 19 Nov, 2015 at 6:00pm
21st Floor, 25 Canada Square
London, E14 5LQ, UK
Cost: Free, please book on Eventbrite


Our relationship with work and technology is complicated.  We strive to reduce the difficulty and danger of work for people, but we want to keep our jobs-based economy.  For many people, work gives meaning to their lives and yet they hate their job.

In this series, we'll be looking at the gap between advances in technology and our social capacity to deal with them, especially in the context of how work is changing.

In this second event, we'll be discussing the effects of the use of blockchain technology.  Bitcoin gave us programmable money, blockchain platforms for smart contracts promise entirely programmable companies - what does that mean for us?  Is this the big (and final) wave of White Collar Automation that's been promised for decades?

To help us find our way through this, we'll have contributions from Imogen Heap, singer-songwriter, technologist and creator of the Mycelia concept for "Fairtrade Music" using blockchain and James Tagg of Truphone. This will be followed by an open space discussion on "What do humans do that can't be replaced by code?"