Why Is Forever

In Revenge of the Right Brain, Daniel Pink sees a future where being technologically savvy isn't enough :

This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2005/02/why-is-forever.html

The point missed about the long-term aspect is that wages will inevitably creep up to parity over the long-term. This is fundamental to the theory of globalisation. The challenge is to ensure that parity is achieved by raising one party without lowering the other.

I think the shift to conceptual mastery over technical mastery is also driven by advancement in the tools themselves. I personally never get that close to the metal, nor do most developers need to. Of course, the law of leaky abstractions http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/LeakyAbstractions.html does still apply.

The Dream Society is a book a danish futurist wrote about five years ago. It answers the question about what comes after the information society.


The answers in the book are fairly similar to the topics coming up in this discussion – Creativity and Play will become more and more important in our day-to-day experiences.

Wow, this is great! Thanks for posting this.