Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Future of IT Lies in Robotics

Don't try to fight it. It will be the hottest sector for software developers for decades.

... or however long it takes robots and cruise missiles to fight the next war.

I recommend learning the toolkits that are on offer including the one from Microsoft. Itz coming and if you are prudent you will be able to code for it when it gets here. Get familiar with the new protocols and learn the basic command structure for a real-time system with multiple thread communication because that is essentially what a robot is.

I don't foresee Java being big for robotics but .NET including cross-platform MONO is a real contender.


Russell said...

That and Big Data.

Yes, it's a buzzword, but a lot of big companies are going to spend a lot of money on this in terms of infrastructure, schema design and constant development, API development, websites and mobile apps to express the data, and data analysis with MapReduce jobs and other statistical analysis tools.

I think this will be at least a 5 to 10 year money maker before most of these companies are dimly aware that the ROI is horrid for ~90% of the cases.

Assuming the word keeps running along and not commit complete social suicide, of course.

Texas Arcane said...


There will probably be a robotics bubble which will burst similar to the internet bubble in 2000, followed by a second wave of more prudent investors who may actually start to make profits.

Russell said...

As you have said so many times, Tex, manboons are not a learning animal.

Overhype, create a bubble, have it burst, sit around wondering what happened. Repeat.

I've given up warning people about it, now I'm just trying to figure out how to make a lot of money off of it as it happens.