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Sunday, March 15 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm
The Great Work Disconnect

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A surgeon can operate thousands of miles away from their patient. A drone pilot can find criminals from an air-conditioned office. Work that relies on touch and feel or visual acuity—the sort of things that are tactile and trigger the parts of the brain to react to what you touch, see and smell all at once—is becoming detached from the physical. What does that mean, psychologically, for the people who do these jobs?

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Jennifer Merritt

Editor, BBC Capital, BBC.com
Journalist Jennifer Merritt is an editor, writer, book author and people-wrangler who has spent a large part of her career covering management, careers and workplace issues--with a side of personal finance and all things business. She serves as editor of BBC Capital on BBC.com and... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:30pm - 5:45pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

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