- Eran Tobol
S.Jobs – Replacing engineers with artists
There are many reasons why you should hire me for your next project. Before we sit over a cup of coffee and chat about it, you should read my first paid content article, so we'll have some common ground to talk.
Soon we will no longer need to drive, we will print our food and grow our teeth out of a single stem cell. Computer based engineering and AI systems will make our lives different, we will have more free time and easier access to content. Engineers will be tagged as the blue-collar class and artists will be the only ones with the ability to think “outside the box”.
If you are reading this in your cubicle, you feel something. If you are reading this in your office, you are more comfortable with it, if you are reading this in an executive lounge your creativity saved you from the “box”.
We are all boxed, we are the system, and we like it. Structures make sense and that is what science is made of. “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing, and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices” (Steve Jobs).
How can we deconstruct well-made human thinking patterns? What is the best way to expand learning and understanding of structures if we are part of the structure?
Need some facts?
“Technology companies are looking for creativity, flexibility, and the ability to think outside the box.” (Globs 2013)
“ 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket” (Forbs 2015)
Albert Einstein was kicked out of school and made a long way until he declared “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” So you rather be a genius yourself or you should start looking for open minded people to be with, better if they come from other disciplines, that is the best way to make sure we create instead of reflect. It is easier to teach practical matter to the abstract mind then teaching abstract matter. That's the whole point! You can only experience abstract, you cannot teach it.