Most of the professions we do today will be obsolete in two decades, so how can you guide your children to a successful career?
Nikolas Badminton was born in the Somerset village of Martock in 1972. He didn’t do well at school and dropped out to work as a milkman before his parents encouraged him to go back to college to study a newfangled subject called computing science.
Fast-forward to today and Badminton has his own child – a 19-month-old son – there is no milkman in Martock and the subject he studied turned out to be the basis of modern life. Like all parents, he wonders what lies ahead for his child – but he knows more than most.
Badminton is a futurist. This means he spends hours of every day reading about new technological developments across all sectors to see patterns that help him speculate about what the future holds. He is paid to share his vision of technological trends with organisations such as Nasa, Google, Microsoft and the United Nations…
I am Ertuğrul Çimen, a librarian from Turkey who graduated from Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) and majored in Library Science. I wish to run for the election, which will choose the next IFLA President who plays an important role in such a critical time.
My professional interests are academic library management, library consortia, library collaboration, resource sharing and document delivery, life-long learning, and staff exchange programs for librarians. I am the editor of professional academic journals such as Information Discovery and Delivery.