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“You want to be in the tech game, because in time it will be the only game in town.”+Justin Kan

This is a spectacular article written from the perspective of recognizing the fundamental paradigm shift that the Internet has introduced to humanity.
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+Heidi Schabziger not necessarily, but it doesn't have to be either. The changes in our culture are already in motion; if it's a bubble, it will burst, but our youth will continue to gravitate towards technology as they know it is what steers our course into the future.
 
+Darryl Barnes “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

Robert A. Heinlein
 
Totally with you on that front, +JenX Terrible. There comes a certain naïveté with wholly accepting the machine -- but then again, I think it will allow us to return to the very principle of relying on only oneself to provide for our own life, liberty, and happiness. And that is certainly something better and more esteemed than expecting one's government (or employer, or...) to provide it for you.
 
Great article. The thing is, short of field dressing a moose (Ms. Palin doesn't need my help), I can plant a field, shoe a horse, fix dinner fit for a king, make my own clothes and completely take care of myself in virtually every respect. Okay, so I'm not a car mechanic. But when it comes to technology I so love what it brings to my life that sometimes I fancy loading in supplies for a year and not even going out. I'm a home entertainment center. I envy people who know the insides of computers. I'm good with them but i don't have that knowledge and wish I did. Boy do I wish I did.
 
The idea that we're somehow disadvantaged should the entire system crash, compared to our parents or grandparents, is silly and myopic. Living off the land flat out wouldn't/couldn't happen. There's simply to many people for everyone to hunt. If everyone started hunting/fishing to get food a) we'd run out of space in the forest/river shores and be killing one another for a spot b) even if we remained civilized we'd kill off everything so fast it wouldn't matter. Do you seriously think we get all those burgers by people taking care of cows... we don't... we have a whole technological industry built up around shoving as many into a small area and keeping them alive long enough that we can eat them. Chickens? Ya same thing. If it REALLY got so bad that "the grid" collapsed you're no better off than anyone else.

I have no idea how this turned into an end of the world/I can survive without a computer thread. This article isn't stating that everyone has to be in tech; only that going into tech/training/educating yourself for a world that is fully tech enabled is something you should do. He states in the second paragraph, "....and all the college kids wondering if a CS or engineering degree will pay off. To those readers: we might be in a bubble, but for you it doesn’t matter." Then in the fourth paragraph, "The truth is that the technology sector as a whole over any length of time is a positive-sum game even if the economy doesn’t grow at all..." In short, if you're looking to go into tech field you should still do it. Thanks for sharing this +Eric Martindale, good stuff!
 
Your comment inspired me, I´m working on solution thank you comrade.
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