According to experts, these seven jobs will spread in the future, sooner than we can imagine. They are not just a figment of some creative mind, but they are born from the natural evolution of an old craft, combining two or more existing jobs, new needs and… problems we face!
1) Drone Pilot. It is estimated that by 2018 there will be at least 30,000 drone pilots around the world. This means that many people will be able to drive a drone, perhaps with a driving license.
2) Urban farmer. They are new farmers working in urban areas, on rooftops or even in bunkers underground, using modern technologies. Dickson Despommier, professor of microbiology at Columbia University, developed the idea of vertical farming in 1999: he is sure that this profession will become more and more attractive with climate change and the rising costs of traditional agriculture. Are you ready to grow tomatoes on your roof?
3) Food Printer. In the latest edition of the IFA (Internationale FunkAusstellung) in Berlin a low-cost 3D printer (399 €) was presented. This shows that this type of printers will be available to everyone in the future, even to chefs, as revealed by Dr. Kjeld van Bommel, who exactly two years ago in Holland presented a 3D printer which can produce food, using common cooking ingredients.
4) Waste designer. Environmental damage and the depletion of landfill will lead more and more to the recycling and re-use of waste. A form of recycling that will become popular by 2030 is upcycling, that is, the practice of turning waste into stylish products, for example, turning old toothbrushes into bracelets. Have any ideas? 😉
5) Virtual reality designer. Architects like Jon Brouchoud (and not only him) work to create more realistic 3D scenes, able to replace the old plastic in architecture. And some people say that this new frontier of architecture will ultimately lead to the creation of artificial landscapes that we could explore from our home armchairs.
6) Artificial intelligence programmer. It is a software designed to chat with humans, mimicking the personality and the speeches of a 13 years old boy: in June it sat the famous Turing test, which shows whether a machine can think. Guess what? It deceived 3 judges out of 10.
7) Rewilder. Restoring places destroyed by man to the state of nature is a rewilder’s task. Some projects like Rewilding Europe plan to bring back endangered animals to where they originally belonged.
What’s your opinion on these new jobs? 😉