Learning is an integral part of human life. The stage we have reached now is the result of only the attitude of learning new things. From the days of hunter gatherers to now us ruling the world, the journey has been extremely adventurous. This is the power of learning. The 21st century situation is very much different though. Everyday, every minute some new technology arrives. The world is going through a big revolution and anyone without the skills to cope up with the new era will automatically be left behind in the race. You must focus on learning something new everyday to be relevant in coming years. But what are the best things to learn? Let's find out.
“Skills are going to overpower degrees in coming years”. We often hear such phrases through social channels. Definitely the future is going to be very much different. Technologies are going to overpower many present lucrative jobs. But how will you keep yourself sustained in such a scenario? The answer is by learning new skills, upgrading your skills and adapting efficiently with the new environment. This nowhere means that you should drop out from your undergraduate degree. That's an optional by the way. But the prime focus should be on learning new technologies, being good at social skills and being able to face new challenging situations.
Coding is going to be the universal language in coming years. As AI, machine learning and other future tech are going to be introduced in almost every other sector, coding will start to act as a universal language for communication at least on a professional level. Coding is now not limited to only computer science people, it's a must learn skill for every other dreamer who is trying to make their dreams into realities.
Best things to learn to keep yourself relevant amidst the revolution:
A learning attitude is all that is essential to achieve anything in life. As the future is going to be more into digital virtual relations than the real world communications, some skills are going to be the must needed to keep oneself relevant.
1. You will become irrelevant:
Technology is merciless. Only thing that matters is the skills in the tech world. As we are entering into a new era of technological revolution, many present lucrative jobs will disappear in the coming years. AI automation will overpower many sectors. Jobs like industrial operation, observational or even writing algorithms have a very high chance of disappearing in the AI revolution.
2. Class difference:
Yuval Noah Harari explained this in his book “21 lessons for the 21st century”. As the key of the futuristic technologies like biohacking, cyborgs and human-computer interaction will be in the hands of a handful percent of the world population, a class difference will occur because of this. The biggest concern is the class difference will not be on cultural or economical level, it will be at the level of humans vs superhumans. A minimum percent of people will have extreme power who may control the other normal humans. Similar situation may arise as we have witnesses in the neanderthal vs sapiens saga.
3. Best things to learn:
There are no such best things. Only thing that is needed is a learning attitude. Besides learning, adaptability with new technology and soft skills are going to be the hierarchy determining factors in the new virtual era.