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Alan Noble's opinion about how technology is rapidly transforming

"Technology doesn’t stand still, and nor do careers. Technological transformation in all areas of our lives has never been more rapid, nor given rise to more opportunities, than it has for today’s students. It will revolutionise the work we do and create incredible opportunities for those who are ready. It’s hard to imagine, but just 10 years ago, careers such as smartphone app developer didn’t exist. We were excited about driver-assisted reverse parking – but didn’t dream of driverless cars. We timed our runs on our watches – and never imagined we’d wear fitness devices that measure more than just distance and time. In just 10 years, we’ve seen an explosion in wearable devices that monitor your health, help you connect with others via video with a single click, and enable you to access your entire workplace in the palm of your hand, from anywhere in the world. Today, technology is leading to breakthrough innovations in every field and in every part of the world, from the depths of the oceans to the highest mountain peaks. People with a strong foundation in computer science (CS), an ability to think big and a passion to make a difference, will build our future world. Careers in cross-disciplinary industries will result in innovations like self-driving cars, 3D printing of prosthetic limbs and drone delivery of critical medical supplies. For people with a passion for transport or healthcare, the addition of CS to these disciplines is creating truly impactful and exciting opportunities. At the intersection of CS and your passion, innovative careers and industries will emerge, and you’ll have the chance to take on the world’s biggest challenges."