A great thought from Auren Hoffman, CEO of Rapleaf in his blog, Summation. Go and read the full post, the table is just a taster.
"Here are some things that will be less valued in the future and some things that will be more valued:
|General knowledge||Judgment||Search engines will be attached to our brain
|Knowing more than one major spoken language
||Sales in any language||We’ll have universal translators|
|Coding||Art||Building things will be much easier. Designing aesthetics will always be hard.
|SAT scores||Combining left-brained and right-brained thinking
||Systems-thinking will be easier to outsource|
|Majoring in business||Majoring in philosophy||Learning to “think” will be more valued that just learning|
Reminds me of Seth Godin's answer to a question from the audience at last year's Business of Software Conference where he stated baldly, (no pun intended but now I come to think about it):
"If there’s any job that could be written down, it gets done by freelancer. Because if we can write down exactly what we want, why on earth we need a brilliant person to do it? We get a competent person to do it. There are no competent people that work at our company."
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