Enseña a tus hijos a programar, pero no les enseñes a ser programadores

Software engineering is a great job to have — today. We can see the future by looking to the past and recognizing that a good option today may not be tomorrow.

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If you graduated high school in the US in the middle of the twentieth century you may have hoped to get a manufacturing job, say at an automotive plant.

88% of manufacturing job losses came from productivity improvements.

Some things get automated to a certain point and then are done. Games and medicine may get more complex over time, automating paperwork won’t.

Software engineers will need a plan if in twenty years 88% of their job goes away.

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