Career Fair 2030
We know several key things lie ahead for our planet: an aging population, climate change, a changing energy economy, immigration, and new personal technologies.
What's the Latest?
By identifying demographic trends and the effects of new technology, researchers in Canada have identified possible new careers in the coming decades: (1) Garbage Designer: Someone who taps into the value of trash to design new products. "The world's landfills are largely untapped gold mines—literally and figuratively... They contain large amounts of valuable metals, plastics, glass, and more." (2) Simplicity Expert: Someone who acts as a consultant for businesses and individuals seeking optimize their use of space and resources. Instead of creating an assembly line, they will preserve mixed-skill workers, but declutter their processes.
What's the Big Idea?
We know several key things lie ahead for our planet: an aging population, climate change, a changing energy economy, immigration, and new personal technologies. Here are more professions to look for (and to get into ahead of the game!): (3) Healthcare Navigator: Someone who simplifies the increasing complexity of human institutions and the programs they create. (4) Telesurgeon: A medical professional who performs surgeries from afar. "[I]mprovements in robotics and network technologies would enable more...specialized procedures in places like remote northern communities — and on space missions!"
These modern-day hermits can sometimes spend decades without ever leaving their apartments.
- A hikikomori is a type of person in Japan who locks themselves away in their bedrooms, sometimes for years.
- This is a relatively new phenomenon in Japan, likely due to rigid social customs and high expectations for academic and business success.
- Many believe hikikomori to be a result of how Japan interprets and handles mental health issues.
How a cataclysm worse than what killed the dinosaurs destroyed 90 percent of all life on Earth.
While the demise of the dinosaurs gets more attention as far as mass extinctions go, an even more disastrous event called "the Great Dying” or the “End-Permian Extinction” happened on Earth prior to that. Now scientists discovered how this cataclysm, which took place about 250 million years ago, managed to kill off more than 90 percent of all life on the planet.
A new study discovers the “liking gap” — the difference between how we view others we’re meeting for the first time, and the way we think they’re seeing us.
We tend to be defensive socially. When we meet new people, we’re often concerned with how we’re coming off. Our anxiety causes us to be so concerned with the impression we’re creating that we fail to notice that the same is true of the other person as well. A new study led by Erica J. Boothby, published on September 5 in Psychological Science, reveals how people tend to like us more in first encounters than we’d ever suspect.
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