I’m sorry. Who will be looking at it from the other side?

It is not bad for those folks who make it to the other side with a meaningful job which pays the bills.

It is bad for the rest of us, and we’re programmers.

Think about the retail workers or cashiers whose jobs will be automated away much sooner and who, just taking a stab at statistics here, won’t be able just to jump into machine learning programming and data science before their savings run out.

Even if they can [and many probably could], who would hire them without it on their resume?

All of us old school developers are trying everything we can to get it on our resumes now, and we likely will before the folks whose jobs are most at risk.

The dotted line here is that now, possibly more than in a very, very, very long time, the people who survive with good paying jobs owe it to the rest of us to replace our jobs with stable lives of meaningful work, one way or another.

Resident of Frogpondia.

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