Juan David's Newsletter - December 11th, 2022
School Chaos and the Start of the Judgment Era
Going to school just got 100x more chaotic, and that’s a good thing. In 2020, before I started my freshman year, I wrote this:
I’m going to college during a weird, transitory time. Perhaps students in 5-10 years won’t have to go to college because someone made a better system. Who knows?
My generation is in that peculiar middle period where college made sense and where college won’t make sense.
If you don’t know what I mean, I’ll just tell you straight up: Artificial Intelligence (chatGPT) is here. It’s the end of absurd essays and mindless homework.
Today, AI can successfully finish most college majors with the exception of math-heavy courses but wait a bit, and AI will be able to finish any college major.
This is exciting because it’s also the end of credentialism. As getting college degrees becomes easier, employers will stop caring about degrees and GPAs.
A few other things will happen but the main thing is that you can’t hide anymore. Hide? Yes! So many people hide their true selves behind their majors and resumes.
Unless you love what you’re doing, you won’t work hard enough to stand out in this new world. Your major nor your resume won’t be able to save you anymore. Your skills and judgment will.
There’s a chance that we may be nearing the end of work. Yes! People won’t have work anymore. I don’t know when that will be but there’s enough evidence to think it will be coming soon.
A few seconds ago, I mentioned this: “you won’t work hard enough.” Working hard won’t mean how many hours and times you do something but more about your ability to make good decisions. Decision-making is where humans will thrive.
This would be a world where computers get us ready to make decisions. Computers will prepare the work and give us enough context.
Learning is seeing where things come from (context) and developing your opinion on them (judgment). In the future, humans will be doing the latter.
This is the world of tomorrow, so stop hiding behind your major or resume or even worse, doing something you don’t like because it won’t be sustainable. You’ve been trained to think getting X major or studying X thing are safe paths but that just ended.
Live fully. Find something you love. Be curious and get ready for unpredictability.
School will be over this week. For the rest of the year, I will write my 2023 Annual Review, fix the Venezuelan ambition project, and create a new app for localized interactions.
Juan David Campolargo
🎵 Song I listened to while writing this: levan Polkka - Club Remix