Considering how tough the job market is today, it’s but natural for parents like us to be concerned about the kind of jobs our kids will have when they grow up. Then again, we can’t help but wonder what kinds of jobs would be waiting for our kids in, say, 35 years. In his talk at TEDxMelbourne, renowned futurist Morris Miselowski gives us an idea: that in 2050, 60 percent of the world’s working population—and that includes our kids—will be doing jobs that don’t actually exist today.
Our kids’ future jobs
Miselowski listed down his predictions for the top 10 jobs in 2050, and some of them sound like something out of a science fiction movie. If we are to believe what he had to say, our kids will become nano medics, body part makers, gene programmers, weather controllers, domestic robot programmers, transhumanist designers/engineers, brain augmenters, memory augmentation surgeons and—get this—spaceport traffic controllers.
Of all the jobs listed by Miselowski, the more realistic-sounding one would be that of an ethics lawyer, although that may sound a bit of an oxymoron. But, who knows? Let’s raise our kids well, and that might just become a reality.
Watch the video below and listen to what else Miselowski has to say about the future.