AKQA London together with creatives Senan Lee and Pansy Aung bring jobs of the future to life in a series of conceptual images for MiSK Global Foundation, an ongoing platform, set up to educate youth. As the World Economic Forum recently predicted that 65% of kids in school today will have jobs that don’t currently exist, the creative team decided to fantasize about what we’re going to do in the not so distant future.
Each morning during the World Economic Forum’s event, AKQA team would listen to a high profile panel discussion and conceptualize a variety of futuristic job roles based on the panelists’ predictions, comments or narrative of conversation. Once agreed, the team would then brief concept artist, Florian de Gesincourt, to beautifully illustrate the chosen job role to life.
Landfill Recycler, 2030 — as technology allows countries to manufacture locally, this person salvages existing materials from landfills to be used reused in new production
Blockchain Banking Engineer, 2030 — a person who expands the infrastructure of blockchain technology, giving people accsess to secure banking for the first time
National Identity Conservationist, 2030 — with ever increasing globalization, this scans places of national identity, digitally preserving them forever
Public Technology Ethicist, 2030 — a government researcher who evaluates new technology in order to decide whether it is appropriate for public use
Remote Robotic Surgeon, 2030 — a doctor who provides healthcare to patients in rural locations through a 5G connected robot
Superstructure Printer 2030 — as 3D printers allow us to built at a colossal scale, this person manages their operation during construction