Magazine article The Futurist

Unmanned Cargo Vehicle Operator: A Scenario

Magazine article The Futurist

Unmanned Cargo Vehicle Operator: A Scenario

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5 July 2030

Hey Uncle Steve,

I've just finished my first week of Air and Space Basic. The robotics design exercises were especially intense. The members of my flight weren't strangers since we've been visiting MyJointBase in Virtual World together for the past six months, ever since we were accepted into the U.S. Air and Space Force. The application process was so competitive that participating in that special science and math track ever since middle school was essential. Being fluent in Chinese made the difference, I'm convinced.

Part of Basic includes testing our physical, intellectual, and emotional reactions in a wide range of virtual environments. It's all part of the process our mentors use to develop our career prescription (CP), an individualized plan for our education and training designed to meld our individual talents with the needs of the USASF. After we complete our three weeks of Basic, we'll go to our home bases to begin the CP virtual coursework. My Air Force specialty is Unmanned Cargo Vehicle Operator. …

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