For Generation X, the defining vision of our most likely future was laid out in The Jetsons. It presented a futurescape of flying cars, Uniblab the AI coworker with a bad attitude, and workweeks of one hour per day, two days per week. For millennials, the future was defined by Back to the Future and Tron. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a real hoverboard.
How Close We Are to the Future
Over the last five years, there has been a 372% increase in demand for data analytics. In response, two local UNO professors have developed a data analytics concentration for the economics program. Is economics the logical point to launch a study in data analytics? These professors feel it is exactly the right spot. Local employers and area experts are clamoring for more data talent. These two gentlemen hope to meet that demand. They were kind enough to answer a few questions about the new concentration.