Looking back to 2008 some amazing things happened in the past ten years. Someone becomes a billionaire every other day. That’s pretty impressive. Of course once you make it there’s no guarantee you get to keep it.

Facebook, Twitter And LinkedIn

All three were pretty much in their infancy ten years ago but look at them now. Believe it for not LinkedIn is the oldest and is pretty much the go to place for hiring.

Over 143 million workers in the U.S. have LinkedIn profiles; over 20,000 companies in the U.S. use LinkedIn to recruit; over 3 million jobs are posted on LinkedIn in the U.S. every month; and members can add over 50,000 skills to their profiles to showcase their professional brands. If you're looking for work — try LinkedIn. It's nothing like FaceBook.

Most of the planet is on Facebook. Billions of users all over the planet sign on daily to converse with people all over the world or right next door. Facebook got off the ground in about 2004.

Twitter just expanded it’s posting from 140 characters and spaces to 280. That gives the president a little more breathing room for his daily muses.

All of these created many millionaires and a handful of billionaires that have to do something with their money other than put it under a mattress.

Phone apps are making millionaires out of high school students.

Ten Years From Now

The point is that ten years from now there will be ways of making money that don’t exist today.

All known human knowledge doubles ever 13 months.

The electronic and technology age is upon us. Smart TVs, smart phones, will be considered primitive in less than ten years.

New products we didn’t know we needed will become indispensible parts of our future daily life. Do you feel a little uneasy if you find yourself without your cell phone?

Why read a magazine in your doctor’s office when you can watch your favorite TV show or movie on your cell phone while you wait?

Advances in 3D printing will revolutionize medicine, engineering, and construction. Human body parts, buildings, and automobiles will be 3D printed by the millions all over the world. Want a new pair of shoes — print out a pair of your own unique design.

Some Final Thoughts

If you could transport someone from 1918 to 2018 would they be amazed at how far we’ve come in 100 years? And most of that advancement came in the last 30 years with the introduction of computers into the hands of ordinary citizens.

The very last profession that will succumb to automation and technology will probably be sales. It will remain the world’s oldest profession at least until someone comes up with a Cal Worthington robot.

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