Technology's Impact on Society: The Right to Work and Social Fairness
SESSION #3 - THE RIGHT TO WORK AND SOCIAL FAIRNESS
METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang - 1927)
Director Fritz Lang brilliantly encapsulates the crisis of mankind on its evolutionary progress in a way that puts him among the most gifted visionaries from the first half of last century. This movie undoubtedly carries a negative sentiment about mankind and a pessimist atmosphere coming from an age of change and growing nationalism, generated by the representative of a decadent society. It is astonishing how almost 100 years later we can still feel connected to this masterpiece.
The dystopian future pictured by Metropolis is still actual because the social contradictions that originated it have not been overcome, yet. Division of society, elites living on the surface and vast majority in the undergrounds.
One hundred years of technology developments did not help humanity to reach a better redistribution of wealth, and according some studies we are heading to reach pre-WWI levels of inequality.
"There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator"
- Fritz Lang
Is technology an ally or a competitor for human labor?
Let's join the course session and try to give an answer to these questions.
19.00 - Check in
19.15 - Moderation
19.30 - Start Screening
21:00 - Discussion and drinks
ABOUT THE COURSE
Join this course and explore the meaning and end of technology. Watch with us all time classics on the impact of technology on society and participate in a discussion of how technology does shape humanity for the better or worse. Be part of a quest to unlock the mystery of technological evolution and find an answer to what appropriate technology can do to make the World a better place.
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SCREENING ARE ALWAYS IN ENGLISH. Chinese subtitles not guaranteed.
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