A long time ago, we asked our regular contributors through e-mail, What jobs existed 500 years ago, today, and will most likely still exist in 500 years? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way and most of the respondents have requested to stay anonymous, so no names will be published.


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1. Brewing/distilling alcohol.

2. Prostitution.

3. Time Machine Mechanic.

4. Comedian.

5. Astronomers (the ones before Galileo), one of the oldest sciences that has been evolving since it’s conception.

6. Trick question; the only job required in the post-apocalyptic wasteland is ‘cockroach hunter’, and it will be entirely done by other, larger cockroaches.

7. Nigerian Prince.

8. Leader of a cult.

9. Musician.

10. Politician.

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Last Update: April 6, 2023