WelderDestiny › Future Vision
Creating a vision of the future for the Welder is one of the central aims of our e-zine, The WelderDestiny Compass. During this journey, we will be exploring diverse topics to provide a framework for forming this vision of the future for the Welder. As these topics will be explored within many different e-zine editions, the fuller picture may be difficult to piece together some time in the future, without a more structured approach.
Within this web page, we will be providing this more structured approach by providing an archive of the different topics that have been covered. In this way, a person interested in any particular topic can read that in its entirety (up to the particular point in our e-zine discussion) without having to search through numerous back issues of The WelderDestiny Compass.
As more topics are covered in The WelderDestiny Compass, we will add more topics to this page, along with links to the pages that have the relevant information aggregated in an archive. Also please keep in mind that some articles could potentially be included in more than one topic. Based on circumstances, there may be some of the articles included in more than one of the topics, although I will try to keep that kind of replication down to a minimum.
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The quote: "Predictions are difficult, especially about the future," has been attributed to Yogi Berra. Well here at WelderDestiny we are going to give it a go. Obviously there is no way that we will always get it right to the smallest detail, but at least the effort will guide us to an understanding of where the world of the Welder is headed in a broader perspective, and what the best steps will be to ensure that we can survive and even profit from the tumultuous changes coming our way.
In our attempts within The WelderDestiny Compass to anticipate this future, we have touched on the topics shown below:
As we all live and work within the broader society, we obviously need to look at trends within our societies to anticipate what is coming our way.
Technology pervades not only our professional lives but even our personal lives. The technological revolution we are currently living in is speeding up exponentially, meaning that changes that previously took a decade or two to get established is now only taking a year or two.
Technological advances in one area is also finding its way into other areas at a much greater pace than before. Looking at current technological trends will in all likelihood point us in the right direction when we consider how these technologies could be applied to the world of the Welder.
Within this section, we look at how the technologies and trends in society and industry could directly affect the job of the Welder. This section is the primary "Future Vision" for the Welder.
By gaining an understanding of human nature, we can understand what the underlying forces are that drive how society works. If these drivers on society have been constant for thousands of years, then it is quite reasonable to believe that they will continue for the foreseeable future. Technologies advance and change easily, but human nature is rather inflexible!
There are times when deterministic thinking serves us well, but very often life is rather grey with many potential outcomes to events. By understanding the statistical nature of the world, we will be better placed to understand how to best position ourselves in an uncertain world.
Economics shape society in different ways, but its forces are indisputable. Our interest in economics is to understand enough so that we can realistically predict how economics will form future society. In turn, this can tip us off about the subsequent impact on the work and the world of the Welder.
While technology is very important in how the world of tomorrow will look, the economic forces are probably more important. The importance lies in the fact that economics is nothing more than the study of human nature being applied to society at large. All human traits and foibles, as a group, are exposed in the realm of economics.
WelderDestiny › Future Vision