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New Scientist
25 / 11 / 13

The New Scientist is one of the best reads for the layman interested in the material world and the vast universe beyond it. This weekly magazine not only updates readers on the latest scientific thinking and research but has such a comprehensive coverage of the behavioural sciences, you would almost think you were reading The Psychologist.

I was approached by a journalist recently to supply ideas for an article in the New Scientist advising science graduates on the most lucrative jobs to seek in the future. I guessed that most of the other futurists she approached would have focused on the scientific, medical and technological trends that would attract graduates, so I drew on some of the controversial work I'm doing on the future of sex. It's controversial because sex always draws diverse opinions, and although publishers and conference audiences are curious to hear the headlines about the future of sex, many of them don't like explicit descriptions of the detail. So I shared with her some of the trends I foresee and the jobs that may create. Here's what she wrote.

Remote sex is also likely to take off, according to psychologist and futurist Karen Moloney. “Games designers who provide a way of satisfying our sexual needs, for example through virtual reality, simulation using haptic technology, sexbots, movement sensors and realistic biomimetic materials, and who enable us to enjoy healthy, happy sex with machines, real partners, virtual partners and [geographically] separated couples… will be very well rewarded,” she says.

I think that's a good compromise between headlines and details, don't you? Now let's wait and see what letters readers are prompted to send when it's published on December 7th.