View Full Version : Our Future

06-16-2002, 10:04 AM
The future of programers like us.. I think we cannot depend on what is presently available now. We cannot bve dependant on developing application, softwares etc etc.. I think research feilds like AI (Artificial Intlegence), VR (Virtual Reality), Neural Networks, Congitive Science etc etc will be the one to survive.. What do you guys think... :)


06-16-2002, 10:16 AM
Research is always good and necessary for technological improvment.

But I think it is mainly the customer who buys our products is the person who decides about our future. We can make beautiful things, but if the customer doesn't want it and doesn't buy it, then we won't survive.

06-16-2002, 12:56 PM
Quite right. The cutting edge of software is always years ahead of the commercial realisation of the technologies. The things you mention may one day be important, but they are not really now, and will not be for the foreseeable future.

I am lucky, I was in the position to trial an artificial neural network in a demand forecasting system for control room applications, sadly, it worked, but did not work better then numerous other systems, so we never got to develop it. One day perhaps.

Researchers research, and academics argue, but at the end of the day, in the paying real world, it is the customers that call the shots. unless you can convince a money oriented customer that some weird technology he/she has never heard of will make a real difference, guaranteed it ain't going to happen.

06-17-2002, 09:31 AM
well i taht is absolutelu right.. But do you think there will be demand i the duture for applications and softwares when millions of free stuff is available... And i think the quality of all these free stuff will dramaticallyt improve in the future(because of programmers with no job...)....

Well research subjects do not have a market today.... But what when everything in our life is integrated with the computer.. I think we have to create a market for new technologies... Well most of the Home PC's dont serve any purpose other than for playing games, using it as a type writer etc.. But the sellers created a market for it..