"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" took place in the not-so-distant future, when people voluntarily paid to have bad memories erased. Well, that future is almost here, as scientists have already begun experimenting with similar technology on rats. And that got us thinking: What other once preposterous-sounding careers may become commonplace in the upcoming years?
Prosthetic limbs are only getting more technologically advanced, and we're probably not far from creating a nation filled with 6-million-dollar men (and women).
Climate Change Reversal Expert
Whether you believe humans caused global warming and climate change or not, there will certainly be plenty of opportunities for people who try to combat it.
Space Tourist Guide
With ambitious billionaires like Richard Branson and Elon Musk taking major interest in space exploration, it's never too early to book a suite at the Moon Hilton. And, of course, you'll want to see the sights, as well as where the stars literally live.
Keeping track of clones is going to be super-important, particularly when your spouse can't tell the difference between you and your doppelganger.
Not that we don't trust Facebook (or the NSA), but personal privacy doesn't have to be a thing of the past. Video conferencing with your personal privacy manager will be as common as a trip to the dentist (just a bit scarier).
It sounds weird, but designing organs will not only be standard in every household, but we could see people doing it for fun at home. Or you can just purchase organs from Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren.
Data Trash Man
Hate litter? Just wait until you have to wade through a sea of discarded circuit boards on the way to work. People will pay big bucks for someone to upload all that crap.
International law is a growing field, and having lawyers in every country just won't make economic sense to firms. Don't like it? Sue them.
If sci-fi movies have taught us anything, it's that a future filled with robots will need humans to keep a close eye on them (while we still can).
As globalization continues to erase natural borders, transmission of deadly diseases will only spread easier. Quarantine enforcers will easily become more despised than traffic officers.
Nanotechnology is constantly providing mind-blowing breakthroughs in science and medicine. Microscopic diseases will soon run out of hiding places.
With increasing use of drones, someone will have to be held accountable for their actions.
Once you get addicted to being able to replicate and print out anything in the physical world, you're not going to want to wait very long to fix it when it breaks.