Kirstin asked, I hope everyone enjoyed the solar eclipse yesterday!
So, I've been musing on what the next popular fields of work will be. The most recent wave we have seen rise is that of the Computer Programmer. What field of work do you think or hope is next? And what will disappear, as did thousands of carriage-makers with the rise of the automobile?
Well, yes, I enjoyed the eclipse. The clouds broke just enough to let it shine through for a minute or so, allowing the lens to catch dramatic lighting, unfiltered. The purple tint was not in the original picture. Unretouched photo set on flickr.
Musing what some of these could be. Find your calling in one of these?
Collective Commons Creator.
Possibility Programmer (Pith Professional).
X? Y? Zesty Zerodivisor.
Looks as if most of these would be self-employed, or maybe some companies and their customers get the value of co-creative titles...
Got some to add?
Update: Disappearing professions
After sleeping on this, in my morning writing time between bed and breakfast I find myself beginning to build a list of professions less needed, in the double alliteration way. Asked myself why I take such fun in it. Seems this is a creative outlet for a current project of mine in a company of 400, to replace a system of individual job descriptions with three dozen modular position descriptions or functional roles.
OK, so what jobs may/should disappear? Apprentice asshole (um, aggravator), boardroom bragger, cost cutter, downtime dispenser, emergency enumerator, fricking freelancer, goner gofer, hapless hexer, intentional idiot, jackass justifier, kvetchy knowitall, lizard laggard, money maker (nomatterwhat), nonsense notary, option optimizer, professing perfectionist, quickie questioner, relentless reductionist, serendipity seizer, task totalitarian, uninvited umpire, veiling virtuoso, wealth weathercaster, X&Y nevershy, zeitgeist zombie.