morfizm (morfizm) wrote,

A note on technological progress

I've been thinking a lot about that.

From my point of view, that means several things:
1) Software engineering is growing and even more essential than before. Do study math and algorithms at school.
2) Welfare and other social goods will evolve and improve. At some point it will be totally OK to have 1 software engineer working, paying with his taxes to feed 9 jobless people.
3) Jobs that require more creativity (and "humanity") will be eliminated last. Many of such jobs are lower paid today (such as artist, designer, singer, night club dancer) than some of the other jobs (like truck driver, bank clerk, paralegal, doctor assistant and many of the low-key IT positions, such as manual QA, or even technical project manager), though the latter have higher risk of elimination.
Tags: ideas, in english, software development

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