Went to a birthday party yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of IT folk that was present.
Which is really nice, because there’s barely anyone in my circle of close friends that is as interested in IT as I am. It actually felt kind of weird talking in-depth about computer things in such a super casual setting for a change. It’s in strong contrast to the school and work floors, and definitely very different from the usual silly banter. A bit more serious, too.
Gained a lot of new insights from all manner of different perspective from within the technology field. It was super interesting speaking to a professional software tester. Those folks are the heroes we need, even if we don’t deserve them. They’re not afraid to fuck our shit up when it produces bad results.
Talked to the same guy about the rapid development of advancements in computing power and intelligence. If we’re to believe him (he did make a pretty convincing story, after all) then things will never stop speeding up. Changes will happen quicker and quicker. Hell, we’re already unable to keep up with the advancements when it comes to laws and regulations. How can we expect to positively support continued growth? We’ll need to look at automating such things.
You can probably see where that’s going.