|"I think my greatest pleasure is the things I do with my own hands."|
|Sir Martin J. Evans, 2007 Nobel laureate in physiology|
Ironically, the most prestigious jobs in the mid-21st century are
"hands-on" — requiring physical strength, manual dexterity and coordination.
These skills, called "blue-collar" way back in the 20th century, are extremely hard
to find in a virtual world maintained by Phrenicea.
Shown here is Jayum, whose métier is free-lance plumber, currently working in China. He travels the world, albeit with all the speed of a 19th-century tradesman, maintaining and replacing the mid-21st-century's waterworks infrastructure. His is one of the highest paid of any "post-postmodern" profession.