I love that technology is something that is completely fluid and ever-changing. Every time you turn around, there is something new and breathtaking that you may have seen in a movie or read in a book, but never really thought was possible to have existed in the flesh. Technology can also be terrifying as it is powerful. People are coming up with technology you never thought possible, meaning that it is something out of the range of the average person’s knowledge. But regardless, I am grateful that all of this technology is being applied to our military. Better technology means that there is far less risk to human casualties and a better chance that we will not be killing people who we did not aim for.
So while you know that about me, let me tell you a little bit more. I have been a computer software developer for the past 12 years, having gotten my first developer job while I was a senior in college. I have only gone uphill sense then, getting deeper into the innovations and trying to swim against the technology tide. The thing is that you cannot just got with the flow of technology or you will always be behind. Someone will have thought of something before you have even gotten there. It is better to think of what the next move could be and then get there first. Sometimes that does not pan out while other times it does pan out well and you will find yourself in a nice profit.
I moved to Paolo Alto a few years ago as I have been manning my own software company. It has gone well. The biggest thing that we have been working toward is the inner workings of military technology. We are not developing strategies, but instead are creating technology that could be useful and help people save lives and keep themselves alive. What we do is take the same technology that is being used for things in social media and alter it to suit the soldier’s needs. It is like a social media world that only works for soldiers.
Soldiers have it tough. They have a job that I do not think that I would be able to do well at all. The stress alone has to be incredibly intense and the hazards of the job are something I will never understand. Because they are doing all of the dirty work for me, I would like to help them along their way to the best of my ability. While the ability of some is to send care packages to our troops or write encouraging notes, I think I am better suited to work on the technology that could help them do their jobs both better and safer. We live in a pretty scary world these days and providing anyone anywhere with a leg up and a better chance of survival is how we are going to eventually get our humanity to come back to us.