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Future is Not Evenly Distributed
"The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed" – William Gibson.
Many of us spend our time at the very beginning of technology S-curves – debating the next foundational model, the next edge runtime, and the next framework.
Sometimes that early focus makes it challenging to recognize the growth and maturity parts of the S-curve.
have never compiled a WebAssembly binary
don't know how to write a Dockerfile (or Kubernetes YAML)
use Java or C#
develop on a Windows PC
don't have a sophisticated push-to-deploy pipeline
don't use infrastructure-as-code to deploy their applications
don't have their data organized cleanly in a data warehouse
don't use their data to make business decisions
don't utilize the cloud fully
don't use machine learning in any helpful capacity
don't have a real DevOps team (or ever will)
There's still a lot of growth left in many of these trends, and there's still a lot of work to bring them to the masses.