Jobs of the Future

This #FutureJobs series explore the jobs of the future and how humankind will fit into a future world order dominated by the technologies it created. We explore how “human activity” will be taken over thereby rendering the jobs of today an obsolete relic of the past beyond a century in our distant future.

Years and centuries into the future, we will be experiencing great and revolutionary changes to the way we live, how society works and how humankind as a whole will see themselves. Our world has been shaped by different periods of technological growth and progress from the Neolithic Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. Exponential growth in population and rapid advancement in manufacturing, production, and consumption coupled with the rise of automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics will transform human society fully-integrated with our own mechanical wonders.

Elderly Wellness Consultant

It is expected that the human population will reach beyond 10 billion by 2030 and global demographics are also projected to go gray as developed and industrialized countries will have more senior citizens than younger people. Caregivers, nurses and elderly wellness consultants will become not just become a high-demand job but a necessity as more younger people are needed to take care of the elderly people. Read more >>


Medical technologies will advance so much that it will be possible for us to become “immortals” or near-immortals. Nanotechnology powered with deep learning and artificial intelligence will remove doctors and surgeons from the equation in future medical care. We will envision a nanomedic to do all the necessary preparatory procedures before the patient is being processed by the Autodoc. Since machines will take over all the 'dirty work,’ this job will be a menial one. Further post-operative briefing and care will also be taken care of by the nanomedic. Read more >>

GMO/GMC Farmer

We change how our crops will look so that a genetically-modified banana will be 25% more nutritious than its counterparts 100 years ago or peanut will be like the size of an apple. All the selective processes will make it possible to plant Earth crops on Mars or perhaps bring Alien plants and animals back on Earth in order to produce food for us. Read more >>

‘New Science’ Ethicist

The development of science in human history has always met a lot of ethical challenges as we uncover the world around us and how everything works. Whenever we achieve new scientific breakthroughs, one ethical question that is always being asked to the scientific community — are we playing God? Read more >>

Memory Augmentation Surgeon

Today’s brain surgeons and neuroscientists may reinvent their roles in the future as they will perform brain implant surgeries and perhaps gain more knowledge in advanced computer engineering by incorporating multi-core processing into our heads. Hard drives can now be miniaturized and it is even possible to store information in one’s DNA. Future application of this technology will make it possible for us to store more information than we can currently hold and everyone will become a “walking encyclopedia” in the future. Read more >>

Planetary Colonial Governor

Futurists and visionaries are expecting that the United States, European Union or China will start sending human colonists to Mars by 2050 and it is expected that by 2100, we will have a viable space colony. By the next century, we will be creating a carbon copy image of what we have on Earth in another planet. At that time, our world may be a one-Earth government and Mars will be governed the same way too. In the far distant future, Mars may become a separate entity on its own and will probably declare independence from its Earthly overlords. This is where a planetary colonial governor becomes necessary. Read more >>

Space Pilot and Space Tourist Guide

We all know that we are going to go to Mars and eventually, other planets in the future. So with that in the pipeline, there will be a boom in space tourism — more space pilots and space tour guides will be needed to meet such demand. It is interesting to note that there may be legal issues involved once space tourism has become fully established. Read more >>

Other #FutureJobs not on the list are previously posted in the blog FutureLapse — Envisioning a World of Tomorrow.

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