How Tech Influenced My Life

Showing off a 3D printed earring!

Written by Tshepiso Lehutjo. 

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” 

This one of Steve Jobs’ quotes is what comes to mind when I think about the influence of  tech on my life. Considering who I am, it was inevitable that tech would find me, and these are the 3 reasons I am glad that it did:

1. Creativity 

If you have known me for longer than three months you know that I am someone who likes trying new things and creating. As a little girl, I remember trying to build prototypes of different objects with boxes and tape, it was a creative outlet for me. Years later, I learned that tech could not only help me create but also see what others are creating and be inspired by their work. One of my favorite projects is when I created my own earrings; check out this video.

2. Possibilities

A quick internet search about the growth of technology and you will see words like “exponential growth,” “too fast,” “rapid,” and similar. Too many people it sounds scary, and there are some who believe that humans won’t be able to keep up. Whether or not that is true, what I do know is that there are people doing some amazing things thanks to technology like improving healthcare, empowering communities, and connecting people across the world. There has to be a space for me to do something great. 

3. Career Development 

One of the reasons I am so interested in tech is because of the knowledge that is publicly available to gain. Many people have been able to enter the industry without official degrees--and coming from different backgrounds, the tech industry is beginning to look more and more like a place where anyone can have their chance to build, to create, and to believe!

 

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