One article I recently read stated that as we continue to transition from the industrial age to the digital age value will shift from production to design. As a result, most of the good jobs that are produced today are design related. I see this as a move from creating products that are utilitarian to products that offer more in aesthetics as well as utility. In other words, more and more products are going focus on how they look as well as what they do. The impact on jobs will be significant. If you want a good job in the future you better have some knowledge of design. You have to at least know the jargon and the basic skills revolving around design. You will also need to make sure you can function in a "visual" environment since that is the realm of design. The future will be digital, and it will be visual.
What do you think?
For more see: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/04/20/the-new-era-of-talent/