Gwynne Dyer was trained as a military historian. He thinks the current turmoil is not a prelude to global chaos, but rather a sign of growing pains, as the world enters a new phase.
While automation will increase wealth and productivity, it will continue to eliminate countless jobs. This means finding new ways to put real money in the pockets of people who are forced into unemployment. In turn, we will have more time to devote to raising kids, caring for older people, and pursuing meaningful work.
This 50 minute Conversation (ABC Radio National) provides much to think about for the role of church in this possible future – use this to start your own conversation in a small group, with your Parish Council, at home around the dinner table. What can the church offer this version of our future? What can we do now to prepare for change on this scale?