Her future starts now, just as it does for the other 300,000 or so babies statistically destined to be born in Australia in 2012.
And it will be very different to the one
most of us might imagine.
If current trends are anything to go by, today's babies will inhabit a world in which
flexibility and adaptability will be key.
Their life trajectories will be whorls of
activity spinning off into periods of
retraining and reinvention.
Their education will be interactive,
ongoing and probably much more
fun than yours.
They'll have fewer children but work
longer hours, rely more on robots
and less on God, and travel more
for work and less for play.
They probably won't own a house,
but they may well crack the mystery
And unlike many of us, many of them
will be around to greet the 22nd century.
SPECIAL REPORT: INSIGHT