I agree with this part:
Knowing how to code is like knowing how to read and write was in medieval times.
I disagree with what is written here:
You can certainly get along without it, but you do so by living in ignorance of many of the wonders around you.
Being able to program is becoming important in the entire STEM fields. I do think that in other fields you can now certainly get along without it, but it won’t be too long before not knowing how to code will have the same devastating effect as it has being not able to read and write in these times. Yeah, I know it is rather dark outlook on the future
I once heard a dean of an Indian University, where girls and boys were going to separate classes, say:
“It’s the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world”
She was defending this outright medieval thing of separating boys and girls I of course disagree with this one too. I think it is the “hands” that know how to code that will rule the world.
Just take a look at Anonymous.