Steve Wozniak on emerging technologies: Natural language recognition, self-driving cars, and conscious computers
Let’s get this out of the way: Being a programmer is one of the most singularly satifying careers in the world. We get to wake up every morning and create things, solve interesting problems, and, if we’re doing our jobs well, make people happy. AND WE CAN DO THIS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. This means that we get to shape our lives and careers in ways that are impossible in many professions. If that doesn’t make you smile, please see your doctor (who, by the way, doesn’t get to have as much fun on his job as you do).
Why go abroad? I can just as easily “earn abroad” while living here. You see, I’m a programmer. Physical location is important in other fields, but not mine: I trade in ones and zeroes that can be instantaneously transported from wherever I am to anywhere in the world.
All I need is a company good enough to understand this, and a portfolio good enough to convince them to hire me.(via lab241)