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The Future of Consumption

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 6:00–7:00pm

Foster 107

Future Café is a student-organized series that provides the opportunity and space for undergraduates to collectively imagine utopian possibilities and long-term futures. University of Chicago undergraduate students, please join us for our next meeting to discuss the future of consumption over pizza, guacamole, and chips.

The future of consumption is uncertain, yet one thing is clear: we are at a turning point. The way we consume goods and services is evolving, shaped by technological advancements and shifting societal values. As we move towards an increasingly digital age, the traditional brick-and-mortar stores are being replaced by online shopping and e-commerce. Our relationships with material possessions are changing too, as we become more conscious of the environmental impact of our consumption habits. But what does this mean for the future of consumer culture? Will we continue to be driven by our desire for more, or will we learn to live with less? The answers to these questions remain elusive, but one thing is certain: the future of consumption will continue to shape the way we live, work, and relate to the world around us.

Future Café events are open to all undergraduate students at the University of Chicago. No prior knowledge of the topic of discussion is required, nor is there “homework.”

This event is free and open to all University of Chicago undergraduate students; registration is recommended.