The innovation approach 'Design Thinking' has been receiving a lot of attention recently in the corporate environment. Initially developed at Stanford, it features an human-centered process with the following stages (names of stages vary depending on the institutions promoting this approach): Define-Empathize-Ideate-Prototype-Test.
Let's face it, life sucks a lot of the time and if we are indeed moving into a period where robots and computers are going to take all the jobs we're going to need something else to do. And without a job, we're not going to have the money to do that something else. Instead maybe we'll immense ourselves in virtual reality worlds where we can be beautiful, skilled and wonderfully attractive to the opposite (or the same, or even an as yet unknown gender) and experience all the things we can't afford to or don't have time to in real life.