In the future, there will be two dominant occupations: (1) technology jobs and (2) confusing the public. Technological innovations will cause most companies to produce identical products and services. For companies to survive, they will have to become experts at confusing the public into thinking their generic products are better than their competitors' generic products.
Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert
Some people are more talented than others. Some are more educationally privileged than others. But we all have the capacity to be great. Greatness comes with recognizing that your potential is limited only by how you choose, how you use your freedom, how resolute you are - in short, by your attitude. And we are all free to choose our attitude.
Art, storytelling and humour are wonderful things. In a future when intelligent machines will reason and do our donkeywork, human artists will become the most valued and irreplaceable of professionals - unique in an automated world. Painters, sculptors, writers, actors, architects, animators and even people who can decorate a decent Easter egg will achieve unprecedented fame and fortune.
Bran Ferren, president of Disney Imagineering R&D, Inc.
If you find something you love doing as you're growing up, look hard to see if you can make a living at it instead of giving it up for something more sensible.
Jennifer Lamb, stuntwoman