So according to your graph up at the top of the piece there are around 12 million manufacturing jobs in the US around 2010. You’re telling me that there will roughly be 12 million, at least, coding jobs in the near future?

US News reports that for computer programming jobs “Between 2014 and 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for the industry, which was at 328,600 professionals in 2014, to decline 8 percent, which should result in a loss of 26,500 jobs. Many jobs in this profession are being outsourced to other countries where pay is lower, saving companies money.”

Many companies will focus on profits before people. In my experience the first chance they can get rid of you b/c someone or something can do it cheaper they will. Learning how to code will not save us. It may be a good skill to have, but it will not be the saviour you are making it out to be.

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