Who automates the automators? For a lot of people the future seems uncertain: automation may eat their jobs. Old and new industries are ripe for disruption: transportation, healthcare, education, finance, law and even the culinary industry are being automated as we speak. When chauffeurs and truck drivers fear that they won't be able to hitch a ride into the future, should the automators perhaps wonder... when is it our turn to be automated? Who automates the automators?
Martijn Dashorst takes a look at the future of the programmer: are we also without a job when the last doctor, lawyer, 3-star chef and driver have been automated?
Who Automates the Automators? (Quis Automatiet Ipsos Automates?)
Martijn Dashorst has been involved with
Apache Wicket since it was made open
source over ten years ago. He is a proud
developer for over 18 years. At Topicus he
helps maintain and create Wicket
applications for the majority of educational
professionals in the Netherlands. Martijn
has evangelised Wicket at numerous
conferences, including JavaOne, Devoxx
"IN 5-10 YEARS THERE WILL BE
NO MORE PROGRAMMERS:
USERS WILL BUILD SOFTWARE
– MY PROFESSOR IN 1990
FOTO: MARKUS SPISKE
WORLD POPULATION AND
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INDEX
2000 1500 1000 500 0 500 1000 1500 2000
source: "The Second Machine Age", Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson
"THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
MADE MOCKERY OF ALL THAT
HAD GONE BEFORE."
THE FIRST MACHINE AGE
AMPLIFIED MUSCLE POWER
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have 752 followers listening to you, which is very close to all Twitter users. You are in the 94th percentile of Twitter
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You sent out 33 tweets this week, 15 fewer than last week, but above your weekly average.
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Your tweets don't skew positive or
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