I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.
People think I’m joking, but who would’ve guessed that computer
engineers would’ve been the sexy job of the 1990s? The ability to take
data—to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from
it, to visualize it, to communicate it—that’s going to be a hugely
important skill in the next decades, not only at the professional level
but even at the educational level for elementary school kids, for high
school kids, for college kids. Because now we really do have
essentially free and ubiquitous data. So the complimentary scarce
factor is the ability to understand that data and extract value from it.
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