“The only thing that is constant is change” –and that’s the realm we are bodily in. Professions now have shelf lives due to the influence of external environment of impulsive, unpredictable and transformative technological advancements. Change, change, change –you might have to consider implications change, has on you. Here are some hard facts for you to check-in and crack by.
According to UNICEF close to 130 million babies were born last year into the data economy, never has data been so important. Actually as we speak 60 babies have been born in the US; 244 babies in China; 351 babies in India. Sometimes size does matter, right? The 25% of china’s population with the highest IQ’s is greater than total population of North America. Over 3 billion people use the internet now. By, this year it was estimated there will be 10 million self-driving cars on our roads. Yep, it’s that scary but trust me that’s not veronica yet.
Currently students are being prepared for job that don’t exist yet. I mean, did the early 2000’s graduates get pep talks for jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago, no they didn’t cause nobody thought they will come into existence. Jobs that weren’t there a decade ago:
8 jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago
With rise of technological advancements many jobs that weren’t inexistence a decade ago caught the market by surprise…
· Data Scientist
· Cloud Architecture
· UI/UX Designer
· Social Media Manager
· IOS and Android Developer
· Big Data Management
· Digital Marketing Manager
· Cloud Services Specialist
For students starting a four-year course in college/university, this means that everything they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study. Students are being prepared to use technology that has not yet being invented, in order to solve problems we don’t know are problems yet. Nobody knew that in 2016 during transfer of power in the US presidency, among the powers transferred, will be social media accounts for the president @POTUS, they had to archive the tweets and whosoever of Obama to a new account named @POTUS_44.
It is estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times contains more information than a person in the 18th century would likely ever come across in his entire lifetime. By 2018, 8 zettabyte (8*10²¹) of unique new data was created. Technically speaking the amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years. Predictions are that by 2049 a $1000 computer will exceed the computation capabilities of the entire human species (now that’s Anabelle for me). Again that’s a sign that neuro networks may replace the mental effort by human beings in jobs.
Elon Must once said “You can literally learn ANY SKILL you want FOR FREE on YouTube. You can become a person of value in a matter of months. Just a few years ago this wasn’t possible. If you were lucky enough to be born in this era, TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT”. Learning is unending, with the rapidness in change now, you should be a sucker of new information, new knowledge, new expertise –the clock is ticking. The bottom-line is, well designed courses in Coursera, Udemy, Edx can give you virtual class room experience in any expertise you want to learn, take advantage of it. Again — the world is changing, change is changing the world. Adapt or become a dinosaur.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Theil, co-founder Paypal.