Posts Tagged ‘future technology’
Here’s a question for you. . . . What tools and skills will you be using in 10 years time? Ok, maybe that’s a long way off – how about 5 years time? Do you think they will be the same tools and skills that you use today?
Put it another way. . . . Once upon a time, there was a database system – a bit like Oracle or SQL Server. It was THE database. If you were into computer databases, it was really the only database you would use. Everybody who was anybody in computer databases was using the database. It was used in hundreds of thousands of computer centres around the world. 2 years later, nobody was using it. 3 years after that, nobody could even remember it. The name of the database was PICK (invented by Dick Pick for the US Government) and the demise of the database was caused by the first release of Oracle.
The point is, at some point in the future, Windows will vanish. Adobe Photoshop will be forgotten, SQL Server will be a distant memory, Oracle will gone, and an iPhone… what’s an iPhone?
Technology, tools and skills are always changing – faster and faster with every year that goes by. I am convinced old age is simply people giving up and saying “I cant be bothered to learn yet another new thing”. Maybe when you consider what skills you need, you need to keep an eye on the future, and try to keep score of what will be around in the future.
I imagine it won’t be what you or I are using now!