Software Engineering

Current Science Dependence

Computer Science
Mathematics
Cognitive Psychology
Neuropsychology

Engineering Components

Intellectual Enhancement
Control Automation
Information Enhancement
Computer Operation

Likely Areas of Major Impact

Development

Positive Jobs Impact

Negative Jobs Impact

Speech Recognition

Manufacturer of new voice-controlled machines.

Enhance job prospects of disabled.

Displacement of low-skilled clerical employees.

Speech Translation

Enhancement of world-wide job capabilities as speech barriers are decreased.

Lowered average wage in current high-skill areas as pool of skilled employees grows.

Enhanced Information Access and Retrieval

More discriminating search engines
Expert-rating systems

Increased capabilities for those mastering the new techniques in the short run.

Lowered average wage in current high-skill areas as pool of skilled employees grows.

Large Scale Systems Control

Increased high-skill jobs for overall controllers

Lowered requirement for low-skill maintenance employees.

Direct Human-Computer Interaction

Brain wave processing
Direct computer control
Computer control of biological functions

Manufacturer of new direct-controlled machines.

Enhance job prospects of disabled.

Displacement of low-skilled and medium skilled employees.

Many, many more.....

Increased high-tech jobs.

Displacement of low-skilled and medium skilled employees.

Update 10/19/97