THE OBSOLESCENCE OF HUMAN BEINGS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION 4.0: THE “BIG SHORT” FOR HUMAN CAPITAL THROUGH THE LIFELONG LEARNING PRINCIPLE

The automation and the artificial intelligence are reducing the demand for human labor, just as happened in each of the industrial revolution. Despite the global projects to get equaility and to cut poverty: the places left free by the machines and robots will be occupied just by the more qualified people.
The paper begins with this prior reflection about the current conceptions of “progress” and “development” from the economic and legal approaches, and if they have identical or opposed goals. Then, in front of the characteristic of the new wave of the industrial revolution: the “globalization 4.0”, which are the legal instruments that we can use to make a bet in favor of human capital? Is the “lifelong learning” principle one of them? In the same way, how can we use the main economic constitution postulates like the social function of the property and enterprise, the economic sustainability and the State as the director of the national economy?