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Why is coding so important right now and will it be important in the future?

I am wondering how coding affects society today and how it can and might affect the future.

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Andrew’s Answer

Coding is how humans speak to computers and tell them what to do. Computers process information in their “brains” in the form of binary (which is literally only 1s and 0s). To make it easier for humans to communicate information we use coding languages to essentially meet the computer “halfway” as the computer can quickly convert that code to binary. This is a very basic and generalized overview, but yes we will always need some form of coding no matter what. Even those machines that take our jobs in the future were created using code and will need to be communicated to through code
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Elle’s Answer

Coding is super important right now because it is how everything we use operates! There are new and exciting applications for coding like self-driving cars, but there are also simpler things that are super important every day. Hospitals rely on lots of programs for obtaining patient information, finding a diagnosis, or reading x-rays and other scans. The government and military also rely on lots of code to fly planes, do research, and administer taxes and welfare programs. We can do so much with code, and it is important that in the future we use it fairly and securely!
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