Today’s world is powered by software. Software is everywhere, and is part of our everyday life: Internet, mobile devices, cars, medical equipment, gps, etc.
Software is in all fields and scopes of our life, and this is only growing.
Just like today we cannot accept that our children does not speak English, it’s very important to realize that computational thinking, and coding, is a very needed skill in the future. Those that will have it will have an enormous advantage over those who don’t.
It’s easy to understand how this is already happening today: Instagram, with just 13 employees, disrupted and is bigger now than Kodak, that at some point had 140.000 employees. With very few people that understands computational thinking it is possible to build a big corporation from scratch.