I think the future of ham radio is back to self-education and investigation. Younger people interested in being engineers, technicians or scientists can play with all sorts of technology with a view to formal qualifications, skills and even interest. Learn about transmission lines, wave propagation and many areas which are still required in a connected world (e.g. cell phones). You can work with software at many levels, from controlling radios to weak signal decoding. I’m getting on a bit but have learnt heaps from a nanoVNA, SDR’s and a variety of now cheap test devices. The age of ragchewing will disappear – I never liked it anyway. There’s a lot of satisfaction from learning new things and applying them.