It's human nature to speculate and look ahead.
Who's going to win the Super Bowl? Who will be elected U.S. President in 2020, and what year will someone perfect the flying car that we were promised in Back to the Future? These are all questions that we don't know the answer to, but it's sure fun to have a discussion about and debate.
The same should be said about job search and career trends. With the job market being so competitive, it's important to keep track of the major job and hiring trends.