FU­TURE JOBS ARE FAR FROM SIM­PLE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

GEE, I felt old when I read the press re­lease from

about top jobs of the fu­ture. Ac­cord­ing to the spin, the

is a go-to pub­li­ca­tion for high school stu­dents, teach­ers and par­ents, out­lin­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties and un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses in science, IT and en­gi­neer­ing. It sug­gested the next wave of job op­por­tu­ni­ties could be for di­men­sional time and space ex­perts or dig­i­tal ar­chi­tects, due to the surge in pop­u­lar­ity of vir­tual re­al­ity. In­creased tech­nol­ogy will cre­ate roles such as e-waste man­agers, drone data an­a­lysts and cy­ber po­lice. Pop­u­la­tion growth will re­sult in the need for jobs such as global farm­ers. And age­ing sa­vants or nano medics will play an im­por­tant role in man­ag­ing our age­ing pop­u­la­tion. I do not have any un­der­stand­ing of what most of those jobs en­tail but it seems to raise the spec­tre of even more tech­no­log­i­cal dom­i­na­tion. It made me yearn for a sim­pler time.

Rick Lee - CNG Edi­tor

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