Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Prediction - software developers are blue collar 2020
I predict that software developers in 20 years will be the manufacturing employees of today. Jobs will be exported, it won’t be as glamorous of an occupation, and something else will rise to become the new white collar occupations. Probably nanotech or biotech or bioinformatics. I even speculate that children in 2020 may be outsourcing software development to make virtual reality add-ins, e-toys, or gifts for themselves and others. It will be easy and accessible for a child who grows up with a computer, broadband, and a mobile infrastructure to use a payment system to hire and pay designers and developers overseas to build stuff for them. On lunch money budgets.