Wanted: AI specialists

LONDON, 2038 – Consultancy firm Intelligent Chemicals Production (ICP) is looking for university trained specialists in chemical artificial intelligence. Experience as a flight simulation trainer is an advantage. Candidates need to be able to design production processes for clients that do not need human intervention. ICP offers an outstanding salary, 100 days of leave per year and a self-driving company car. In the case of equal merit, male candidates will be preferred as women make up 95% of our current team.

Share prices blue chips drop further

NETHERLANDS, 2038 – The share prices of “blue chips” have already fallen by 84% this quarter following the news that the Dutch company ChemTech Orange will launch the MOL1 computer developed last year. It is the first commercial computer in which the data processing is realised with the help of chemical techniques using artificial molecules. The data processing of this computer is so fast that it can no longer be expressed in standard time units. 

Netflix Science produces new series NextChemGen

NETHERLANDS, 2028 – After “the Academy Award for Best Scientific Series”, Netflix has decided to make a new series of documentaries for “NextChemGen”. The Oscar was the last nudge needed to start a new production. In “NextChemGen” entrepreneurs and researchers from the chemistry sector are challenged to tackle everyday problems. The series is very popular with the Dutch youth and has led to a strong increase in the influx of new chemistry students.

‘Chemistry SMEs are game changers’

NETHERLANDS, 2038 – Dutch chemistry SMEs will be the biggest game changers for innovations in 2039. The Economist makes this prediction in “The World in 2039”, the magazine’s annual publication. The Economist bases its prediction on several partnerships of multinational businesses with Dutch niche players in chemistry. One example is “Tesla for Life”, which identifies the accessible, collaborative Dutch business culture as a key factor in making chemical innovations ready for the market.