By joining forces, but tinkering with the tech, and by learning about the technology that shapes our lives, we may be able to influence the world becoming a fairer, safer place.
We don’t know when, or from whom, the next ‘big thing’ in tech will come. If you’re a person with an idea on how to improve something, there are avenues you can follow to make that a reality, especially if you’re across the basics of how software works.
The future is uncertain; we don’t know what the jobs will be in 10 years time, and the problems that exist now are different to the ones we will be solving in 20 years. If we don’t take seriously the issues that are affecting us now – issues like the digital divide and programmed bias – our future might look something like dystopian science fiction.
But, computing technology has the power to make our lives better. Information Technology provides us with access to information, it promotes freedom of thought, and it empowers connection between people. No matter what industry you’re in, computing technology is being used to make wonderful, amazing improvements. It’s not science fiction. Computers speak in ones and zeroes, which is just language – and to learn coding is to learn how to speak the language of computers.