I was waiting in a gigantic security line at the airport with no less than 1000 people in front of me, when my grey cells started to run wild. I realized how this entire process was wasting so many man-hours and how it will eventually be robotized by next decade, saving a lot of time, man-hours and eliminating the requirement for more than 90% of present airport personnel.
It is true that, within next 20 years more than 40% of jobs will either cease to exist or will metamorphose into something different. As gloomy as it may sound, I believe it is rather a wakeup call for people around the world.
Those who acquire the right skills and innovative mindset, will reap handsome gains from coming change, while those who don’t, will suffer from dwindling employment opportunities.
Are you prepared for the skillset which will be needed in the future?
This month, we bring you three jobs from the future, which are on the cards and do not exist today, but will exist in future.
Job Description- To recreate people’s favorite decades in their living spaces.
Required Skills- A combination of interior designing, love for historical research and basic understanding of a therapist.
As the world becomes more automated, things will change drastically. Hiring nostalgists with an eye for historical detail will be people’s recourse to re-live their preferred times every day.
Nostalgists will specialize in recreating people’s greatest memories in their living spaces, especially of those who are in their retirement period. In future, retirement wouldn’t synonymize typical retirement homes. The wealthy will be able to create their favorite decades, be it university’s dorm or a movie theme, in their homes. And sometimes, Nostalgists may also have to help people figure their happiest times.
It will be a tricky challenge for Nostalgists to maintain a subtle balance between present and past. The task wouldn’t actually be to recreate the past, but to recreate the effect that period had on the people.
If you are an interior designer interested in people and historical research, this career might prove fulfilling for you. And if you have just one of the three qualities, you can try inculcating others to prepare yourself to become a nostalgist.
AUGMENTED REALITY ARCHITECTS
Job Description- Augmentation of People’s lifestyle as per their needs/wants.
Required Skills- Knowledge and skills in Augmented Reality technology, Coding, Internet of Things and Lifestyle Auditing.
Unlike virtual reality which creates an imaginary world altogether, augmented reality puts digital content onto real world to enhance real-world experiences. The use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology has become increasingly familiar to people thanks to Pokemon Go.
Just like color on walls and flavor in food add taste and beauty to our lives. In future, life will feel incomplete without augmented reality. In the quest for amplified existence experience, augmented reality technology and internet of things will become an intricate part of people’s lifestyle. There will be a need for Augmented Reality Architects who could understand these needs of people and give a shape to their ideas, dreams and curiosities using AR tech and internet of things. They will make it possible for people to experience varied outdoor hobbies, sports, gardening, etc. in four walls of their homes. AR is not so much a futuristic technology, it has already approached varied fields and it is already happening.
To qualify for this job description, you can join MOOC and other online/offline courses on Augmented Reality and learn in detail about the technology and its scopes. Thereafter, you can also choose to combine your field of expertise with AR to re-invent your field.
CRYPTO CURRENCY BANKER CUM ADVISOR
Job Description- Helping people and organizations to understand, participate, invest and save in crypto currencies (like Bitcoin).
Required Skills- Knowledge about the discipline of financial management, banking, digital currencies, and computer security.
The future of banking and financial systems might very well rest with crypto currencies. Crypto currencies were born in the of the times of 2008 financial meltdown, when people were growing suspicious of banking institutions, wall street, financial instruments and world monetary system. As people move towards more sophisticated and digitalized world, the investment in crypto currencies will increase; for it symbolizes ultimate win of digital over real and taking control from government and giving it to people.
So, increasingly, in the future, banks will need bankers educated in the field of crypto currency and people will need investment advisors who can help them make a smooth transition from regular banking to crypto currencies and take wise financial decisions.
To get started with this career, whether as a digital currency investor or a banker cum advisor, enlist yourself in a small course online/offline which will help you learn about the intricacies of crypto currencies and its investment methods.
Jobs mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg. Future is going to be more about diversification; combining creativity with technology. Expertise in one field alone might not be enough. There will be work, but we will need a new level of critical thinking and imagination to adapt our present skills to the future ones.
If you want to know, whether your present profession is robot-proof and future-proof or not, write to us! Our predictors will help you prepare for future in advance.