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The world of technology is evolving. What was new yesterday isn’t today, and there will be something new that takes its place tomorrow. But that’s the beauty of tech. There’s always a boundary to push, an idea to try, a new invention to work with. It’s what technology is all about.
When you think about the tech of today compared to the tech of 20 years ago, we’ve come a long way. But the advancements both online and offline, in building systems and trialling new software don’t just happen overnight. It’s a slow, insightful process of trial and error to see what we can bring out into a world that always wants more. So to work in a world that is always growing and surpassing itself, shouldn’t you be doing the same?
Wanting to work with technology isn’t something that you should be afraid of. Tech is the future, so getting into it now is a great idea. If you’re already in the technological world, you may also want to make sure that you can keep up. To do your job well, stay relevant and always be ahead of the curve, ask yourself, are you up to it?
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Education can come in a variety of different forms. The first is self-lead. It’s something that most of us have been doing all of our lives, whether we realize it or not. We take things in; we process them, we store them. Much like the technology that we’re trying to create. But the form in which we take things from is often different, especially when its text.
Reading should be your first port of all. But as you know, the technology world is advancing at such a rate, that it may not benefit you to read out of date works published years before. Although early reading material should give you a founding, and maybe inspire you, it’s technological journals and current insights that can open up your mind and encourage you to push your own boundaries with ideas and work.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
The flip side to self-teaching is the art of being taught itself. Because sometimes, you can’t get from a text what you can get from an expert in their field. Studying and courses can. A masters or doctorate in your technological field, a part-time machine learning class, a guest lecture by your information systems idol; these are the teachings that can push you.
To better yourself in the field of technology, your mind needs to be open. You should aim to push your thoughts and your understandings of what is new and what your work can achieve. The next level is not that far away, so reach for it. Combine your observations and your knowledge with your readings and teachings, and you should find that you’re along for the technological ride for the long haul.