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1. Automation is making all of the jobs go away
Automation claims more and more jobs every year - things that used to be handled by manual laborers can now be handled by computers and machinery that is more precise, never needs a break, and can be paid $0/hour (robot rights are WAY behind). It's grim, but that's reality - if the bosses find out they can automate a job and save a little money, you can bet they will sooner rather than later. Even jobs we never thought would be automated are looking like they could be on the chopping block soon - from truck drivers and taxi drivers to customer service reps. So you should be thinking - how can I futureproof my job prospects? As my mom would say "You should learn to do computers."
2. How can you combat an evil AI that will inevitably emerge if you don't know anything about computers?
If future-set sci-fi movies have taught us anything, it's that eventually a malevolent Artificial Intelligence will emerge and take control of the entire world and wage a war of vengeance against humanity. Who's going to be able to combat this evil AI? The answer: people who can speak its language - hackers, programmers, coders, and anyone else who knows how to use a computer (or has a sweet cool scar across their face and a robotic arm and is willing to go on "one last mission").
3. No, for real, if you want a job in the future, computers is the way to go
I mean, even if you're not into the whole "evil AI" thing, you gotta know that the future is in technology - more and more, the big areas of growth are software, programming, coding, and system management. And unless you want to be left behind in the dust, you better get started in learning how to do computers (thanks mom!). Where do you start though? College courses are expensive AND it's not like you have a ton of time to drive to a school and sit through a class late at night - but luckily, technology has (again) come to the rescue.
Online courses are the easiest and most convenient paths to doing this kind of learning - whenever you have the free time, you log on and start learning. No need for driving to a college, no need to HAVE to go at a specific time every week - just sit around in your pajamas and let the computer be your classroom. And it helps avoid the worst part about college courses - how insanely expensive they wind up being, between tuition, parking, gas, and textbooks. You can avoid basically ALL of that with this online computer course bundle - which (if you get it now) only costs $39 (that's 89% off of the original $367 cost) and comes with a huge array of useful courses to give you your start in the world of coding/computing/designing for the web/etc.
And therein lies the best part of all - you can pick and choose which courses you take, and do it in whatever order you feel like. If you're really motivated, you might get through all of these courses quickly - or, if you're just too busy and there's only a few you're interested in pursuing, you can just take those ones at your own pace and skip the rest. You'll still be getting a hell of a deal, and your future-self will thank you when you've got a nice, cushy office job writing code for some big company.
(...and planning for the robot apocalypse, but that's a separate matter)
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