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The Future of College
Increasing student loan debt and online learning look poised to disrupt college as we know it. But, surprisingly, the future might be filled with the need for lifelong learning, meaning more college, not less, as automation changes the workplace.
What Happens Next
What Happens Next, produced in collaboration by Retro Report and Quartz, is a series of deeply reported short documentaries that examine radical transformations coming to central aspects of life in the near future, through the experience of people already living them out.
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