The other day I thought of a fun idea for a short, fictional documentary (not quite a mockumentary–a fauxumentary?). It would be set 50 years in the future, and would interview elderly people whose jobs disappeared during their lifetime. These interviews would be intercut with grainy, ‘archival’ footage of them doing their jobs 50 years ago.
A friend and I started a list of jobs that will likely be defunct in 50 years. Here’s what we came up with:
- Meter readers (both parking and house, I suppose)
- Peek-a-booth girls (what’s the right name for these sex trade workers?)
Who else will be out of a job in 50 years?