Some years ago I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the subject of creativity and education. He asked 'How do we prepare young people for jobs that don't even exist yet'? And with the current debate around AI taking over some jobs currently done by humans, it's as topical a question as ever.

Here are some of the jobs that didn't exist 10 years ago:

Crypto currencies and blockchain

  • Miners
  • Speculators and investors

Content moderation for large online platforms

  • Surveillance and censorship
  • Moderation of user content
  • Fact checkers

Influencers and internet celebrities

E-commerce intermediaries

  • Dropshippers
  • Smart resellers


  • Selection and packaging of content
  • Tastemakers (eg music streaming)

Troll factories and online propaganda

  • Producers and distributors of fake news