Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 7, 2018

Techie Corner – 2018 – Post #3 – Surprising Future Jobs

Techie Corner – 2018 – Post #3 – Surprising Future Jobs

What are some future jobs that surprised you?

My two cents, but please share yours:

With all the advances in AI/robotics/automation, I didn’t expected to hear about the possibility of new jobs being created in (power) grid-free workplaces. Yes, grid-free!

These new paid positions would be in grid-free community centers, located in every village, town, city, or county, similar to police stations and schools. Their mission would be as follows.

  • Anticipate, plan, and prepare for the inevitable power-grid failure or solar EMP (electromagnetic pulse) event
  • Preserve grid-free job skills (canning fruits and vegetables, spinning yarn, assembling wagons, making homemade water filters and candles, etc.)
  • Pass on grid-free skills to the next generation
  • Set up and maintain supplies of food, water, and other necessities for the local community, enough for five years

Grid-free community centers could be started in partnership with a senior center, church, or museum, and could be developed as for profit or non-profit, depending on the particular needs of the community.


  1. That makes total sense. We do something less structured in my community already – getting ready for the big quake (Cascadian Subduction Zone).

    • Oh my goodness, D. Wallace! Hope the big one never comes. The quakes here in north Texas barely rattle windows. Cheers, Ashley

  2. Ashley, do you have reference URLs for this concept? My google-fu has failed. 😦

    • Hi Aunt Mary, You probably won’t find any URLs, yet. I took pieces from several conversations (including from TV) and merged them together. Together, they sounded like a sensible idea. Cheers, Ashley

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