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What will health care look like in 2020, and beyond? What new technologies will help consumers? Will pharmacogenomics become popular? What are some possible game changers? And what are the business implications for companies involved in these industries? That’s the topic futurist Michael Vidikan discusses with Pat Rullo, author of Speak Up and Stay Alive.
The year 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave US women the right to vote. “Women have come a long way since the 20th century, and progress doesn’t seem to be slowing down,” says futurist Dr. Andy Hines, professor of futures studies at the University of Houston. “In fact, almost 40 percent of working wives in the United States are now “breadwomen” — their household’s primary breadwinner, according to the Pew Research Center.” What’s more, he notes that women dominate the fastest-growing professions. Nine of the 10 job categories that are expected to grow the most through 2020 — such as education and healthcare — will be dominated by women. What will that mean for your career, and your family? Don’t miss this podcast interview with Hines and Future in Focus magazine editor Hope Katz Gibbs.
Don’t miss our podcast interview with Andy Hines, a lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies. He believes that foresight can help deliver the insight that is so needed in today’s organizations and the world. So we were thrilled to feature Andy’s forecasts about the Future of Work in the May 2015 issue of Future in Focus. For even more details, scroll down for our Q&A.
Did you know: Just 42 percent of men today believe that men and women should subscribe to traditional parenting roles (down from 74 percent of men who believed this in 1977). Millennial men really enjoy being fathers: 82 percent say that raising children brings them a lot of happiness (although at the same time, 36 percent say they would go nuts if they had to stay home with their kids every day). Don’t miss this entire podcast interview with futurists Michael Vidikan and Kevin Osborn.