A Government study has picked out the kind of jobs that are likely to be commonplace by 2030, but the stuff of sci-fi right now, including spaceship pilot and avatar manager.
Commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - and carried out by FastFuture - the wacky list contains some absolute gems that it believes will be common jobs in 20 years' time.
The list actually sounds a lot more like a 6th Form English project than a beard-stroking look at the future, but, in fairness, who would have thought Google Search Engineer or Social Networking Consultant/Snake Oil Salesman would be titles 20 years ago?
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We tried to pick out our favourites from the list of jobs, but frankly we found most of them too funny to exclude so here's a slice of them.
In no particular order:
Weather Modification Police
Climate Change Reversal Specialist
Old Age Wellness Manager/Consultant
Genomics Developer/Architect/Baby Designer
Body Part Maker
Pharmer of Genetically Engineered Crops and Livestock
Insect-Based Food Developers
Population Status Manager
Mind Reading Specialist
Ghost Experience Assistant
The list goes on, it's well worth a read and you can find it (in PDF format) here.