People could become professional data collectors

Thomas Frey : Author
Terabyters—people who produce a terabyte or more of digital data a day—would be paid generous sums to don high-tech data-collection gear and explore neighborhoods, shopping districts, and city centers. Their sensors would record and process all visual and sensory data about their surroundings, for which companies like Google and Microsoft may pay lucrative sums to develop data streams for marketing purposes.

The Futurist Magazine