Improving Right-Brain functions is becoming a hot issue these days and as long as the U.S. Dollar is strong, vis-a-vis the third world, anything that can be outsourced will be. This will include the high-end Left-Brain dominate jobs.
Quote Source: Why right-brainers will rule this century - CNN.com
QUESTION: Is improving Right-Brain Functions on your brain?Your left brain is logical, linear, by-the-numbers; the right side is creative, artistic, empathetic. In Daniel Pink's book, "A Whole New Mind", he explores how right-brain thinkers are wired for 21st-century success.
Pink, a former chief speechwriter for former Vice President Al Gore, presents a convincing argument that our country is entering a new era -- the so-called conceptual age -- during which right-brained skills such as design and storytelling will become far more crucial than traditionally left-brained skills such as accounting and computer programming.
While the latter skills are readily outsourced, transformative abilities such as empathy and creativity are crucial in a new age "animated by a different form of thinking and a new approach to life," he writes.
Why? or Why Not?
EDIT: Present Day Observations
When you look at the world around us you see our Cars, TVs, iPods, and Clothes coming to us cheap from the third world. Yet, it is western culture that produces the lifestyles, Movies, Music, and Fashion that most of the rest of the world craves. To create a new product or for Madison Avenue to sell it requires someone able to walk in the other guys shoes.
When I started tinkering with a computer the only way to make a picture was to type the syntax that defined the plotting and attributes of each pixel. Further, if I wanted an apparent 3D motion I had to employ Trigonometry and Geometry along with logic math to make it happen. Thus, trying to do visual was very Left-Brained.
Now, I just double click the PhotoShop or Bryce 3D icon and let my Right-Brain create. A handful of people make the high-level utility software that millions of people use to design for billions.