One key advantage of CS is that it can be practiced anywhere one has a computer and sufficient bandwidth, so practitioners can join the global economy while still enjoying their locality – no need for uprooting!
But Education quality is also an arms race of sorts:
- The practitioners need to be globally competitive, as the “work anywhere” advantage of CS makes it an easy target to cost-based offshoring.
- Furthermore, advances in techniques make some aspects of CS automation probable.
The ultimate challenge is to avoid delocalization and automation through commodification, which implies a significant emphasis of 4D CS on both high-end education which includes competencies such as “learning how to learn”.
The unique, overall strategy relies on all of the following elements: