Doomscrolling made me think, I hate it when that happens.
4 tweets and a Medium Article later...
I spend at least an hour a day doomscrolling, so I’m pretty immune to the shit that comes blasting across my Twitter feed
web3, NFT, AI, programming is dead, etc.
I’m immune to most of these topics because there’s no real-world impact on the majority of workers
But last night, this came across from my imaginary real-world buddy Jack:
Someone commented on my RT with “That's just easy jobs though.”
Easy jobs like the manufacturing and farming jobs that used to be the foundation of employment across most of the United States?
The kind of jobs that no longer exist in the small towns across America and have been replaced by meth labs, prostitution, low-wage jobs in Walmart, and every other national chain that has spread like a virus?
But I digress.
So now what?
What about the “smart kids” that got jobs as programmers and engineers?
A lot of them became “web developers” and are now at risk of being displaced.
They’re going to need to close Twitch and focus on learning some skills that take them beyond foundational development skills, and beyond just learning technical skills.
I started thinking: Future Proof yourself by adapting to the change in the environment.
I published a post on Medium that came together as a result of these tweets:
Future-Proofing Your Career: Strategies for Engineers in the Age of AI
Those that adapt will thrive in this new AI-powered environment.
It will take more than tech skills, those skills that can be fed into the model to train the algorithms.
Human skills will save us: empathy, communication, critical thinking, analysis, collaboration, intuition, and relationships.
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