Posts Tagged ‘Application programming interface’
We need not look farther.
Look at Science.
To-day Technology is ruling, with very little development on the theoretical side of.say,Physics,Chemistry and the like.
The only way to advance knowledge is to explore new frontiers in Basic theory which would make the present Technology redundant and usher in new vistas .
Coding as a skill is becoming a casualty of efficiency, which is a beautiful thing. Coding is a means to an end, and if new methods are developed that enable us normal folks to achieve comparable results, then that’s a win in my book.
To a certain extent this is already happening, albeit to a less romantic degree. Take Google App Engine for instance. Instead of needing to set up whole server infrastructures, you just upload a simple web app and Google handles everything else, from load-balancing to scaling. Many companies don’t even go that far. A Facebook Page, with its built-in tools to distribute content, advertise, promote and engage with an audience, is often all you need.
Beyond the purely technical realm, services and layers are appearing to make aesthetic skills more and more redundant as well. Enterprise software company Cloudera used 99designs, which recently scored $25 million in funding, to crowdsource its logo on the cheap. And apps like Instagram and Retro Camera that allow users with little “skill” to take brilliant photographs.
Eventually, you won’t need to have any technical knowledge in a world increasingly defined by technology.
Rather, the only thing you will need to have is an idea, and having good ones will be the only meaningful thing setting you apart from others. I like to think of it as the triumph of creativity over learned skill — a change that some believe has ramifications for formal education as well.
The only remaining question is: Where are your ideas going to bubble up from?
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