What's the situation?
The internet age marked a huge paradigm shift in terms of what people think is possible– from social media’s long algorithmic shadow on popular culture, to major developments in digital commerce, and the birth pangs of widespread blockchain technology. The way the world moves is going to look very, very different in the near future.
In a 2020 report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), about 85 million jobs are set to be automated by 2025. These are staggering figures, but there will also be a compensatory opening of new opportunities, particularly in the blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the maintenance of various automated processes– about 97 million new positions according to the WEF.It’s then abundantly clear that mastery over computing technology is going to give people a huge leg up in tomorrow’s world. Here, we identify a key demographic: children from the ages of 9-15. On top of growing up as digital natives, kids have the curiosity, plasticity, and potential to excel at these fields down the line if afforded the right opportunities and resources. As Filipinos in the tech space, we’re in a unique position that allows us to push towards these ends.
What happens next?
Building off of growing support for the Web3 platform, CodeyVerse will mint and sell NFTs towards the goal of funding code camp scholarships for the DEVCON Kids program.