Kala’s Predictions on:
Housing and Commercial Real Estate Market
A housing readjustment is needed and interest rates will go up. New technology in housing will bring a resurgence in the market, as developers turn their attention to renovating and rebuilding trendy downtown areas with new features that attract buyers including tax breaks to buy new homes and condos. These include environmental attractions such as solar panels, urban gardens and rooftop gardens, as well as interior features such as moveable walls, in loft style apartments that allow people to expand and contract their living space as needed. Imagine moving walls to open up the space for a party and moving them back later to create a guest room when needed. Transportation will play a major role in this economic development, as more cities get on board with public transportation and less cars crowding the streets.Another opportunity will be for some of the commercial office parks which are now empty, to be turned into housing for a specific type of community, such as senior housing. Many of these commercial buildings have excellent parking and cafeterias built into the buildings, along with large conference rooms, all of which are feasible to turn into senior centers.
Federal and state governments may also offer tax breaks to the corporations who sell these centers at a substantial discount to private schools who wish to turn them into educational centers as they already have labs in place and are set for technology for a new 21st century style teaching.
One of the perks for technology corporations to do this is that the school includes the company name as part of the naming of the school and this company may provide computers and guest teachers and tutors to train students in technology. Others may be medical based and teach science and medicine or offer the arts, humanities, and business.
Corporations become sponsors of these new schools, and are able to hire the best and brightest from these schools, which eliminate the need for college for some of these students, being hired directly from this highly evolved and focused private high school with many courses being at the collegiate level.
Many students and parents will praise this idea as a highly effective way to allow students to learn what interests them the most and get a jumpstart on creating what they love as a career.
Kala’s Predictions on:
Education and Employment Integrations
Some corporation’s jump on this school sponsored bandwagon with an integrated version of donating part of their commercial space for a private school, while keeping the other buildings in their complex strictly for employees. Students will be invited to participate at times with the company in projects. Integration and real world training is key for the 21st century in order to engage new generations into how business is moving and transforming so quickly.
With the rising costs of college, along with heavy student loan debt, entrepreneurship will become a leading trend over going to college for many. Colleges will continue to be useful to educate doctors, lawyers, and other specific schools of this need, but many will find they can train in specialized private schools like this and jump off from this into the career of their choosing. The future will focus on how creative and adaptive people are in their line of work, while recognizing that on the job training is highly effective. Universities will become more specialized as well, focusing on medicine, law or other types of specialized training.
Libraries evolve into expert centers, where the librarians themselves are engaging with the public to help them with information they are seeking. Libraries become the new lecture centers, bringing in authors to talk about their work, and video taping these segments to show online. As they evolve into expert centers, they grow into a speaker’s bureau and their online presence grows. They also share these videos with other libraries around the world. This leads to one of the largest expansions of libraries as information sources with expert appeal. It becomes en vogue to speak at the library and be filmed as an expert in your field and librarians work with schools and community resources to recommend speakers and experts for events, receiving a fee for doing so by the speakers. College libraries follow suit, offering video interviews and lectures from their professors including videos of labs, in the field research and panel debates, offering more exposure to each professor’s and department’s work. This expands into public school libraries allowing teachers to explain on video their curriculum for the year, what they are teaching as well as tutorials for large projects assigned, so that parents can watch these videos online and understand what is expected of their children in each class each year and have advanced knowledge of the projects and due dates. Tutorials on courses are also offered online through the school libraries. This eliminates the confusion between children relating assignments to parents or limited paperwork that often doesn’t make its way home.
To save money and expand, libraries also join forces with museums, sharing commercial space and becoming living museums and learning centers through their combined efforts.