Back in October 2014 when I attended the semi-annual meeting of the American Society of Ocularists (ASO), I gave a short lecture as part of the apprenticeship requirement. The topic I chose was "The Future of Ocularistry."
I thought for a very long time about how I would even attempt to predict the future, and then how to condense this into a short five minutes. As luck would have it, just days before my lecture a friend posted this link from Time.com on facebook.
There was an infographic there that outlined six drivers of change and ten important work skills for the next five years. I started thinking about how these driving forces and skills can change ocularistry in the near future. In doing so, I scrubbed my entire presentation and started over...