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…first we start with a life-hacker, Jasmine Yes, exactly Andre, life-hacker is correct But Federico Pistono is not only a life-hacker, he also is a graduate from Singularity University You will remember that the Singularity University is the university in California we have shown you previously already and who's students want to solve mankind's biggest problems And we will be talking about one specific problem now - the problem of labour Because: we work too much! In Austria we work 40 hrs per week on average And Federico Pistono says very clearly: Guys, that's not supposed to be this way, this wasn't the plan! All these glorious inventions, all these new technologies should be there to make our lives easier So why don't we let the machines and the robots we built do our work for us? So that in our society we will have a 10 hour work-week in the future Just FYI: Federico was incredibly bad at school. He wasn't accepted at secondary school So he visited an alternative school and today people are paying money to hear him speak Boecause with his vision of the future he turns our value system upside down and forces us to rethink it again And just how he does this we will have a look at now! We meet Federico Pistono at the alumni meeting at the Singularity University, near San Francisco Federico belongs to the leading talents and visionaries of our time. His newest book deals with the future of our work Have we asked ourselves why we work? Have we already forgotten why we work? We have increased our productivity in most branches by 150% since the 1950s With the things that serve our basic needs we increased productivity 400x, 500x, up to 1000-fold But we still work almost as much as we did 1950. And we are not happier! So what's going on here? Did we not think that technology would grant us more leisure time so that we could do things that are more fun? Spend time with our friends, explore the universe, make music? Don't you understand, all of these things? What if we created a society in which we only worked two hours a day? What if the UN decided to set a millennium goal so that by 2030 we have a society with 10 hours of work per week? If that were a goal of our society - how amazing that would be! We would overcome things like the planned aging of goods and all of the other shit that comes along with it and stop thinking about profit all the time Hi! My name is Federico Pistono. I'm a life-hacker I want to understand how things work. I look at the world around me and I am fascinated By everything I see and this is the theme of my life. I don't have a traditional school education Just the observation of my surroundings, my fascination for technical things and my experience with the people I've met Interesting people you find a lot at Singularity University, especially since people here also like celebrating Among them the founder of the university and pioneer of private space travel, Peter Diamandis Federico is a graduate of the university and I love his book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK" He made a very keen analysis of the future of our work, even defined why we work and how it will change the future I speak about his work with managers around the world because two things are important for us: Not to stick your head into the sand and believe that everything will remain how they are, because they're not The second thing is to understand that technology will change our lives and our workforce And that maybe this isn't a bad thing. Maybe we need to remind ourselves how mankind is changing And for what robots and artificial intelligence liberates us to do. Maybe we will all become much more creative Like artists, and learn to appreciate life in different ways. Federico researches work and labour And I love the fact that he does it in such a bold fashion. And that kind of is like a journey with incredible possibilities and challenges for us all. I try to absorb difficult information Try to remix it and to refocus it into a coherent and understandable way for everyone And kind of shout it out to the world again and try to spread knowledge and understanding The university gives Federico the opportunity to convince professors and investors of his idea of a global learning network Today his goal is to raise money for his first company Thank you. So, I want to share my dream with you Imagine the knowledge of the world would be accessible to everyone. Everywhere in the world, in every language On video. Independent of everyone's financial situation. Maybe I'm brave, or maybe I'm arrogant I'm young and I'm accepting this challenge. Of course, I'm not doing this alone: Three months ago I founded a company. It is called ESPLORI, which means "to find out something" And this is a dream of mine I've been working on for the past years in order to make it come true 6% of the world's population speak English as a mother tongue, and 73% don't speak English at all They are not understanding what I'm saying here at the moment, at all. If this video, that is recorded at this moment Is not set with time codes and saved, no one would ever find it, because it's non-searchable Federico dreams of a gigantic collection of videos. School and professional education, manual work and academic Translated by employees around the world and accessible to everyone. The world as a global classroom It's a big challenge and only one of many problems that we have to solve. This vision is really about collecting All knowledge of mankind and making it accessible, for everyone, independent of his location, his language His financial restrictions. I only have three seconds left….I love you all! Thank you! I'm always excited, as if it were the first time. It's always a storm of endorphins and adrenaline It feels so good. It's great. It's unique. Do you think that Federico's idea could be put into practice in 16 years time? 16 years? 16 years! In 1930 british economist John Maynard Keynes put forth the thesis, that within a hundred years (so: 2030) We will only have to work 15 hours per week. How does it work? Well, exactly as Federico says, with technological advancement And with Keynes it is capitalism with productivity and growth Keynes says that in the end capitalism abolishes itself Because we won't be able to enjoy more money and more material goods - this is Keynes' theory …but when I look around myself: growth and productivity haven't really lead us to spend more time with leisure activities So I think that Federico and his robots….it's about time! Yes, probably. But he doesn't only explain to us how robots will take over our work in the future He called himself a life-hacker. And when you google life hacking…[fadeout]

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Duration: 9 minutes and 21 seconds
Country: Austria
Language: German
Views: 776
Posted by: 4v4l0n42 on Mar 11, 2014

Video report on my life's work. Special thanks to Singularity University, Peter Diamandis, and everyone who supported me.

Just a quick note on the initial presentation: I was not by any means bad at school, nor was I not accepted in secondary school (I don't know where they got that from). I've been told that I wasn't good enough and that I should just go to work, but despite that I did well. I was just bored to death and I wanted to quit because of the total lack of stimuli and vision in the school system.
At 16 I won a full scholarship for the UWCAD and I had a glimpse of what real education should be about. More on that here:
and here:

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