6 Careers That Don’t Exist Yet but Will Be in High Demand
Technology is advancing to the point of mind-controlled virtual reality headsets, Revolving buildings, autonomous self-driving cars, and more. With all this progression there will be a huge pull for different and unique jobs. These careers don’t exist just yet, but they will.
Brain Implant Specialist
The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, billions of nerve fibers, and trillions of neuron connections all and all rather complex. As humans explore neuroscience and combine it with advanced technology there are endless possibilities for what the human brain could do. According to the University of Southern California a group of scientists there have developed a “memory prosthesis” brain implant. Potentially as technology grows this could lead to greater things such as virtual telepathy, disease prevention, mind control, and more. There will be a demand for someone who can surgically implant these devices.
End-of-Life Manager or Memorializer
Since 3100 B.C. Egyptians took death ceremonies very seriously with lavish coffins, tombs, and of course mummification. Today, in the US the average funeral costs $7,000 - $9,000 and the average wedding costs $25,000. With movements like physician-assisted dying now legalized in 9 states in the US and end-of-life parties for terminal patients on the upswing, funeral services, could be as grand as weddings in the near future. If ceremonies continue to trend these ways professionals will be needed who can help coordinate major end-of-life celebrations and write engaging tributes about dying individuals' lives and legacies.
Chris McComb, Assistant Professor of Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, and the director of the Technology and Human Research in Engineering Design (THRED) Group, writes, "I will outline my vision for a future in which human designers are seamlessly connected with computational design agents, thus becoming part of a cyborg design system. My current research creates multi-agent design algorithms that may eventually form the backbone of such a system." Basically, he explores the relationship that one day humans and machines will become one. With the world relying so much on technology and mechanics it’s only a matter of time before there will be a demand for Custom Cyborg Designers.
Extinct Species Revivalist
With human’s continuing to chop down rainforests, jungles, savannahs, and many other ecosystems several animals, plants, and other microorganisms are going endangered and worse extinct. In a lot of cases, people don’t realize how much we rely on those ecological communities. So, conserving threatened species is often essential. One leading group in the field is Revive & Restore, a nonprofit initiative to rescue extinct and endangered species through genetic engineering and biotechnology. The San Francisco-based group is working to bring back animals such as the passenger pigeon, the woolly mammoth, and the heath hen. But science may also advance to the point that we can actually bring them back and reintegrate them into their natural environments. We’ll need many people to step up and lead this charge.
Space Tourism Guide
A few different companies are pioneering space tourism. The most well-known is probably Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, which has been talking about taking civilians to space for years now. Then, of course, there’s the company SpaceX started by Tesla’s Elon Musk, and Blue Origin founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. But, space tourism isn’t a new concept at all. Back in the early 2000s, the Russian Space Agency took 7 paying people into space. With this new destination hot spot, there will be a demand to have guides will be needed to help people prepare for the journey and adjust to the new environment.
Space Tourism Guide
AI Relationship Counselor
Technology is experimenting with robots to simulate actual feelings and many humanizing qualities. a study by Stanford University suggests "that people may experience feelings of intimacy towards technology because "our brains aren’t necessarily hardwired for life in the 21st century." Therefore, perhaps, the speed at which relationships with robots might become a reality." When not if, technology gets this advanced people who decide to take on an AI romantic partner will need guidance on how to handle criticism, social norm, and dangers.