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Big Brother Jobs of The Future

Scientific advances and onset of climate change will radically change careers, says report commissioned by government - The Guardian

The research company Fast Future was asked by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to compile a list of jobs.
The team considered factors as diverse as the rise of space tourism, the risk of a deadly virus and the onset of climate change in compiling the list – three events which could lead to people working as space pilots or tour guides, quarantine enforcers and climate change reversal specialists.

Some of the jobs:

‘New science’ ethicist As scientific advances speed up in areas like cloning, we may need a new breed of ethicist who understands the science and helps society make choices about what developments to allow. It won’t be a question of can we, but should we?
Climate change reversal specialist As the impact of climate change increases, we will need a new breed of engineer-scientists to help reduce or reverse the effects. The range of science and technologies they use could include filling the oceans with iron filings to putting up giant umbrellas to deflect the sun's rays.
Quarantine enforcer If a deadly virus starts spreading rapidly, few countries, and few people, will be prepared. Nurses will be in short supply. And as death rates rise, and neighborhoods are shut down, someone will have to guard the gates.
Weather modification police The act of stealing clouds to create rain is already happening in some parts of the world and is altering weather patterns thousands of miles away. Weather modification police will need to control and monitor who is allowed to shoot rockets containing silver iodine into the air - a way to provoke rainfall from passing clouds.

Comments

They're all public sector jobs. The Guardian is very good at inventing work for the clients of the state, but it shows no imagination at all about the real possibilities of future work.

They're all public sector jobs. The Guardian is very good at inventing work for the clients of the state, but it shows no imagination at all about the real possibilities of future work.

Mr Burns, in an episode of the Simpsons, erected a giant screen to shut out the sun, so the residents of Springfield would have to buy his nuclear power.

But I think that was a cartoon........

They're all public sector jobs. The Guardian is very good at inventing work for the clients of the state, but it shows no imagination at all about the real possibilities of future work.

Sorry for the repeat postings. I was watching England collapse rather than paying attention to which buttons I was pressing. Attention span facilitation officer, anyone?

‘New science’ ethicist Something we wouldn't need if the education system included a basic grounding in morals.

Climate change reversal specialist Why is this a new job? If the greenies are to be believed mankind's been doing a wonderful job, changing the climate by dumping stuff into the air/oceans/soil without them. If we follow their logic, we just need to change the stuff we dump.

Quarantine enforcer Err... you mean like policemen and soldiers. Oh, sorry, this is just an excuse to create yet another bunch of over-empowered little gauleiters to bully the populace.

Weather modification police As above but even more useless. What exactly are the Chinese going to do when some pecksniff in a dayglo jacket arrives and tries to serve them with a Section 12345 Order to cease and desist from cloud seeding? Oh that's right, they'll call out a bunch of policemen and soldiers to arrest/shoot him.

Jeez, and the British taxpayer paid for this? No wonder there's no money for the army if this is what HMG is spending your cash upon.

There will be a far greater need for a large department of false information supression and progress resistance arresters as disbelievers get more disbelieving.
But today in Austtralia a politician has announced he is creating 15,000 green jobs (unspecified) to help things along . I suppose these will be the new priesthood.

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