If a child said “I want to be a programmer”, I say “Go for it”. There are so many skills to be learned within programming that, really, the sooner the better. Whether programming will be the same, or at all similar in 20 years, isn’t really the question to ask: of course things are changing and will continue to change. Maybe in a few years most programmers won’t even write code. I certainly don’t know, nobody really knows.
But it is likely that teaching kids programming skills will set the up for many successes and possibilities — as well as teaching them many other life skills like cooking, gardening, social skills, etc. Everything is related.
Not necessarily will they program as programmers do today, but the knowledge in tech and life in general I think is really valuable for everyone
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