Software engineering, writing, and producing media are the most valuable skills in the world. These are the skills that will benefit society in this age of technology. These are the skills men must learn if they are going to be valued in the sexual market for their accomplishments in the economy.
Software engineering is important because it is how things are built these days. The days of innovating with brick and mortar and physical architecture are behind us. It isn’t nearly as shareable, scalable, or receptive to change as software.
While these present opportunities for software engineers, these also present challenges to software engineers. The engineers must be able to manage at scale while being receptive to change. The two of these can be contradictory. It takes hardware investment to scale hardware. There must be servers that maintain the speed and quality of software. Also, for any organization going through changes, this can be difficult if they are constantly needing to change systems or work precedes.
To add value to a business in 2018, you must have technical abilities with software. Everything is digital these days, and every industry is a software industry. Healthcare, banking, oil and gas – these are all niche industries and also software industries. Companies operating in these spaces have become data companies so that they can make sense of their company data and make better decisions to beat the current competitions. They have a further need to become data companies to shut out potential new competitors. Data giants such as Google and Microsoft are now threats to industries that have gotten by for decades or centuries because of their niche knowledge. Now the data giants are the ones with immense control and resources.
Writing is important because it is the articulation of ideas. Writing will always be important. Even in the days of Instagram and Snapchat and YouTube, writing remains a superior method of communication and articulation. Behind every great video is a great script. Behind every piece of technology is an idea.
Writing is how we articulate and share ideas. We’ve been sharing writing since stone engravings thousands of years before Christ. Then there were books and then the internet and now we share ideas in 280-character tweets. We will continue to document our ideas – whether technical ideas relating to software engineering or philosophical.
Producing media is important for both entertainment and for distilling ideas. As gatekeepers are removed from radio through podcasts, TV through YouTube, and newspapers through social media, everyone has the opportunity to be a media producer.
The removal of gatekeepers means that more producers will have access to more consumers. There is more opportunity for niche entertainment when there aren’t gatekeepers controlling quality or content. If there are 50 people on the planet willing to pay to hear you speak or sing, you’re not going to have a show on Comedy Central. But, if you could reach those people, you could make some money – maybe enough to eat.
Software engineering is among the most valuable skills in the world because businesses are going technical. If you want to add value to businesses, you must be technical. Writing, because articulation of thought and ideas is needed to make sense of new technology, which is the driving force of economic market value. Producing media is important because entertainment will never cease to exist in humans. Creating content will be more important as those software engineers do away with media gatekeepers. This change will be documented by the writers.