Is Computer Programming the Future of America?

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Technology is a part of life in modern-day America. You see them in homes, offices, schools, and more. However, who runs this technology? Who creates the software for them, designs them, and more? That's when computer programming comes in. Computer programming is developing a system of codes that a computer can process to run a task. All things on the internet rely on computer programming for example. Whenever you watch a video on YouTube, the machine is running a system of codes made by someone to play it. With so many technologies, you would expect there to be many coders, especially since there's a high demand for them. So that brings us to the question: Is computer programming the future of America?

Programming does help with jobs these days. So many companies rely on technology or are makers of technology. They need to hire programmers to help them keep up their servers, fix bugs, or maybe design new software. The possibilities are endless for why a company might want to hire a computer programmer. This is a reason why many politicians believe that all of our students should learn how to program. Another advantage of programming is strengthening your mind. When you learn how to code, you look at life problems three-dimensionally. It creates a structured way of thinking if you think about it, and in that sense, these skills can help in life.

Overall, I hate to end this abruptly, but programming is somewhat the future of the United States. If the U.S. becomes reliant on programming for economic growth, I don't think that will go very well, as being reliant on one industry has never proven to be too successful in the past. However, I believe that there will always be a need for computer programmers, especially at a time like this. There are many other skills such as knowing more than one language, mathematics, and more that will still help the U.S.'s economic progress. Many jobs don't rely on programming, and therefore, I can conclude that programming skills will be quite crucial in the United States, but many other professions will keep our nation progressing.


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