FYS 101 What Are People For?

In an age of increasing, and unlimited automation and ever expanding AI (artificial intelligence), the role of people as generators of wealth has decreased. The trend of replacing physical labor with machines, which dominated the last part of the twentieth century, is now expanding as AI replaces mental labor. This course will examine this question using fiction, scholarly articles, and speeches by industry leaders and contemporary thinkers to try to understand what role humans will or should play in the new society.