information technologyLooking into the past…

Scientists have always been concerned with predictions of future technology development. But such visions are usually proven to be inaccurate or incomplete, especially if they are related to distant future. Pioneers of Computing predicted in the 1940’s that America will, in the coming decades, require only 4-5 powerful computers. 30 years ago, even the greatest visionaries did not have enough imagination to recognize the importance of networking, to predict the emergence of the global Internet network, and to consider social and cultural consequences that will arise from it. For all these reasons, it is hard to expect that we can now predict what the information technology and computing professions will be like in 20-50 years.

Looking into the future…

We live in a cyber-world. Younger generations have completely new competencies, knowledge and skills – they live and communicate in a different way. Jobs that existed yesterday, no longer exist today; those that exist today, will no longer be needed tomorrow. Can we predict what the labor market will look like in 2020, 2060? Continue reading