EDIT: TLTR rant below is not worth your time.
The reason is my industry will change rapidly in the next several years, with tech replacing workers and I’m not interested in the new jobs coming in.
Being able to program or at least understand it, is, and will continue to be, a super power of sorts.
I will never retire fully and being 45 years old, means I probably got 50-60 years left of work, granted nothing gets in the way.
Once AI overtakes a lot of manual labour, including coding, the same way of thinking will still be applicable as we start unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe. Biology is filled with booleans, ints, arrays, floats and other variables in functions and so forth.
The next frontier must be to discover and understand the programming language of the Gods. After that, the building blocks of everything. Be it sound, vibration, reverberation or something we don’t even know about yet.
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The industry I am trained in, will be slaughtered within 15 years by robots and IT solutions. Human beings are primal animals without sympathy and highly competitive when in the collective scarcity mode. We are headed towards an incredibly rough 25 year period.
Most people would rather starve in desperation, than prepare before it’s too late.
Being able to command computers is a super power.
I refuse to be dragged down with the majority who didn’t act, hence, being able to utilise IT to improve my position is an ideal plan.
Threats of running out of toilet paper turned to physical fights in super markets. That was back then when things were secure and comfortable. One can only imagine what is on the horizon.
The emergency programs by governments during the pandemic will lead to super inflation and an explosion in poverty. After that, we will get the tax bill for this era.
We will eventually get used to this big shocker and adapt. Eat homegrown food, travel locally, calm down and become stronger. When that happens, I want to be on the top of the social hierarchy.
I experienced homelessness in 2015 and that was a great gift, becoming used to chaos and uncertainty. The recovery through the system in Denmark has this hidden expectation that you can’t make it in life because you were homeless. The word for marginalised in Denmark is “outcast.”
Mix that and low expectations with enabling attitudes from the system and your only choice is to wage war on your weaknesses.
2020 and 2021 have been the best years of my life. Broke, ill, unemployed, no friends. Man, I love this struggle