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20 Prophecies Of Modern Technology In Classic Movies

20 Prophecies Of Modern Technology In Classic Movies

Movies have been at the forefront of popular culture ever since the Lumière brothers screened their first film in 1895. It wasn’t a particularly exciting film by modern standards, it was simply entitled ‘Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory.’ It didn’t have any lead characters, flashy editing or dazzling special effects. It was black and white and lasted 50 seconds. But people loved it. People prophesized that it would change the world, and it did.

Since then, cinema has played an important role in documenting the world as it unfolds, predicting the way the world might end up, but most importantly, inspiring the way it can be and should be. Below there are 20 prophecies of modern tech in classic movies. Did the movies predict them or inspire those who made them? You decide.

1. Face/Off – Face Transplants

Face off movie
    Face/Off (1997)

    In Face/Off, good cop (John Travolta) agrees to go undercover by getting a face transplant of a notorious criminal king-pin. When Face/Off hit cinema screens in 1997 critics enjoyed the action but labeled it ‘silly’, ‘preposterous’ and ‘far-fetched.’ 13 years later, in Spain, the first full face transplant was carried out and it was a success. While we aren’t using the procedure to send agents undercover yet, the technology and medical advancements might one day make this ‘silly’ film a real prophecy of the future.

    2. 2001: A Space Odyssey – iPads

    2001 a space odyssey iPad
      2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

      Film director Stanley Kubrick worked closely with science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke to make one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time: 2001: A Space OdysseyIn the film one of the astronauts has what appears to be an Apple iPad. Quite extraordinary considering the film was released in 1968. Yeah, thats 42 years before the iPad was released. Was Steve Jobs a fan of this film?

      ipad while eating
        A familiar scene…

        3. Minority Report – Personalised Advertising

        Minority Report personalised advertising
          Minority Report (2002)

          Before Steven Spielberg embarked on adapting Philip K. Dick’s book Minority Report in 2002, he sat down with some of the  best thinkers on the planet to depict a realistic future in the film. In one scene Tom Cruises’s character walks into a store and a holographic saleswoman tries to sell him something based on his current attire. This is personalised advertising, and as the movie predicted, its everywhere. Facebook users, for example, often get shown advertisements based on their ‘likes’ and profile information. How’d those assorted tank tops work out for you?

          4. 2001: A Space Odyssey –  Skype

          2001 a space odyssey Skype
            2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

            In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the captain of the spacecraft talks to his daughter who’s situated back on earth. They talk through what looks like a webcam and a computer monitor… exactly like Skype. The strange thing is, the film was released 35 years before Skype was invented. Did the film predict the future or inspire it?

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            5. The Truman Show – Reality Television

            truman show reality television
              The Truman Show (1998)

              Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank in the Truman show. A boy who grows up in a constructed world unbeknownst that he’s the star of the biggest reality show on earth. When Truman starts to figure out he’s being watched by everyone he tries to break free. The film came before the current wave of reality TV and prophesized our obsession with spectating people living an seemingly ordinary  lives. The only thing the film didn’t predict correctly was Truman’s desire to escape. Most people these days would probably want Truman’s life.

              6. Jurassic Park – De-Extinction

              jurassic park de-extinction
                Jurassic Park (1993)

                In 1990 Michael Critchton published the novel Jurassic Park, which in 1993 Steven Spielberg turned into one of the highest grossing films of all time. In the story, dinosaur DNA is extracted from a mosquito preserved in amber to bring dinosaurs back from extinction. For many years the real science lagged behind the science fiction. De-extinction was a pipe dream. Then along came dolly in 1996: the first cloned mammal (sheep). Since then technology and our understanding of the genome has progressed to make the de-extinction found in Jurassic Park possible today. We can’t bring back the T-Rex because they died out 65 million years ago and we don’t have much left of them, but any animal that has become extinct in the last few tens of thousands of years can be. The big question is… should we?

                7. Minority Report – Motion Sensor Gaming

                minority report motion sensor gaming
                  Minority Report (2002)

                  In Minority Report (2002) we see Tom Cruise’s character manipulating video data via his hand motions alone. Fast forward 8 years and Microsoft released their Kinect. A webcam that allows you to play video games without the use of a controller. This type of motion sensor gaming, like technology in general, will only improve as time goes by. One day, the remote control will be a thing of the past.

                  8. Back to the Future II – Oculus Rift

                  personalised computing back to the future
                    Back To The Future II (1989)

                    When Back to The Future II came out in 1989, the lead character, Marty McFly, wore a strange virtual reality headset over breakfast. Unfortunately for viewers, the film was indeed set in the future so we couldn’t go out and buy one. But fast forward twenty-five years and the most promising virtual reality gaming system of all time is in full development. It’s called the Oculus Rift. Perhaps in another 25 years we’ll have hover boards.

                    Oculus Rift
                      Oculus Rift (prototype)

                      9. 2001: A Space Odyssey –  Siri

                      2001 a space odyssey siri
                        2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

                        One of the earliest and most famous examples of artificial intelligence came in the form of HAL 9000, a spacecraft computer system that communicated with the astronauts in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Just like Apple’s Siri application, HAL 9000 has no face, just a calm calculated voice that sounds both friendly yet sinister at the same time. I hope Siri didn’t hear me say that.

                        10. Ironman – Exoskeleton Suit

                        iron man exoskeleton
                          Iron Man (2008)

                          Although the film Iron Man came out in the 2008 box office smash staring Robert Downey Jr, the character made his first comic book appearance way back in 1963. Tony Stark becomes Iron Man by using his billions of dollars and genius IQ to make an exoskeleton suit that can fly, shoot rockets and protect him from bad guys. But he’s not the only one. At DARPA, they’ve used their billions of dollars and genius inventors to do something similar.

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                          This is an image of a soldier lifting up incredibly heavy missile with ease thanks to his state of the art electrically powered exoskeleton. Sure it’s a bit clunky, but so was Tony Stark’s first attempt. I think it would look better in red.

                          military exo skeleton
                            Real life Iron Man

                            11. X-Men: Super Soldiers

                            x men superhuman
                              X-Men (2000)

                              The X-Men have some pretty crazy superpowers ranging from being able to control the weather to being able to manipulate metals. While these powers are still a pipe dream (for some of us), researchers at DARPA are developing ways of making ordinary humans a bit more super. For example, research is showing that by genetic manipulation we will one day have soldiers that can run at olympic speeds, function optimally without sleep and even regrow lost limbs! They’ll have to contact Stan Lee when it comes to naming them.

                              12. The Matrix: Gamified Learning

                              the matrix gamification
                                The Matrix (1999)

                                The characters in The Matrix are able to learn new complex skills such as kung fu and flying helicopters in a matter of minutes. They do this by entering virtual training simulation program that allows them to go through all of the trial and error of regular learning but without the real world consequences.

                                Jump through time to the present and you’ll find the gamification business is booming. Duolingo, voted Apple’s app of the year 2013, turns language learning into a point scoring game along with a host of other gamification programs such as Code Academy and Kahn Academy. With this gamified way of learning and Oculus Rift in the works, give it a few more years and we’ll all be entering The Matrix to learn kung fu… and spanish.

                                13. Planet of The Apes: Primate Communication

                                planet of the apes talking apes
                                  Planet of the Apes (1968)

                                  When Planet of The Apes came out in 1968 it made a satirical prophecy of the future based on our current political paradigms. That being said, no one actually thought that one day the earth would be ruled by apes. They aren’t that smart… are they?

                                  Well it turns out chimpanzees have an much better short term memory span compared to humans. Chimps can remember the sequential order of 19+ numbers flashed on a screen compared to the 4-7 us humans can. Not only that but there has been lots of research done on teaching apes sign language, most notably seen in the critically acclaimed documentary Project Nim. In the film, two researchers embark on teaching a chimpanzee sign language from birth. The results were startling. Communication wasn’t always smooth, but a lot smoother than you might think. Apes, however, don’t have voice boxes, so the talking apes won’t be happening any time soon. But never say never project caesar might be in the works.

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                                  nim talking monkey

                                    14. Terminator II – Google Glass

                                    terminator 2 google glass
                                      Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

                                      At the beginning of Terminator 2, The Terminator walks into a bar looking for clothes to wear. We get a glimpse at his computerised view of the world. He is able to scan people in the bar and find someone with same size clothes as him. Now, 23 years later and, Google are developing Google Glass, or as I like to think of it ‘Terminator vision.’ With a pair of Google’s glasses you’ll be see directions overlaid on actual roads and possibly bring up people’s Facebook profiles just by looking at their faces. It’s pretty incredible.

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                                        Google Glass

                                        15. Total Recall – Airport X-rays

                                        total recall airport scanner
                                          Total Recall (1990)

                                          Total Recall is set in the future, where Mars is habitable. In one scene, the star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, walks through an airport in disguise as a woman. In this tense moment we see a real-time x-ray device which the passengers pass through. For years airports have had mandatory metal detectors but never full body x-rays… until now. The prophecy of Total Recall has come true. Since 2012 full-body backscatter x-ray devices have become mandatory in US airports.

                                          x-ray airport scanners
                                            Backscatter x-ray in progress

                                            16. Blade Runner – Digital Billboards

                                            blade runner digital billboards
                                              Blade Runner (1982)

                                              Blade Runner, like Minority Report and Total Recall, was adapted from a novel by Philip K. Dick. The guy was a serious prophet of the future. Blade Runner is set in a future where robots (called replicants) walk the earth in disguise of human beings. In one scene of the city scape we see a digital billboard. The film was released in 1982, years before the first actual digital billboard was  created. Now they’re so commonplace in places like Time Square that we take them for granted.

                                              17. Gattaca – Home DNA Testing

                                              gattaca home DNA testing
                                                Gattaca (1997)

                                                While human beings are a lot more similar than we are different, there are individual variances among us. Some of us have mild allergies, unusual vitamin deficiencies and react slightly differently to different types of diets and exercise regimes. In the film, Gattaca, the social class system is built upon the quality and thoroughbred of an individual’s DNA. During the film Ethan Hawke’s character, who has a less than ideal DNA, swaps his with Jude Law’s to avoid being labelled an invalid. Thankfully, this is not the direction the world is headed in, but home DNA testing is. Home DNA paternity tests went on sale in 2011, a full 14 years after being seen in Gattaca.

                                                18. Minority Report – Predicting Crimes

                                                minority report precog software
                                                  Minority Report (2002)

                                                  The precogs in Minority Report are genetic mutants able to predict the future with the power of their minds. We don’t have those yet but since this post is about modern tech in classic movies, we have the technological equivalent; computer software that can predict the likelihood of a crime occurring before it even happens. The biggest predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour and that’s what this software uses to figure of the statistical likelihood of a potential crime. The video game Watchdogs features a similar premise. Before long people will start getting arrested even before they do anything… maybe.

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                                                  19. Electric Dreams – Virtual Relationships

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                                                    Electric Dreams (1984)

                                                    In Electric Dreams, which came out in 1984, the main character gets into a strange relationship with his computer. This was comedic at the time but now with hindsight, the film prophesizes a strange reality that to some extent has come true. People, for the most part aren’t falling in love with their computers, but are using technology based relationships as a substitute for face to face communication. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but can be when the person you’re talking to isn’t who you think they are, as the documentary and TV show Catfish illustrates.

                                                    20. Short Circuit – Military Robots

                                                    short circuit military robots
                                                      Short Circuit (1986)

                                                      Short Circuit came is a military robot that suddenly becomes intelligent and escapes. The military robot industry is currently a multi billion dollar a year enterprise. Whether it be drones or land vehicles that can think for themselves, so to speak. Short Circuit is an incredible example of modern tech in classic movies. We don’t have military robots that act human because there isn’t really a need for such a thing.

                                                      If military robots replace foot soldiers, wars one day might be fought purely with technology, like a billion dollar chess game played out in real life. Now that would be cool. On second thoughts, lets keep that prophecy for the movies.

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                                                      How to Improve Your Computer Skills to Get Ahead in Your Career

                                                      How to Improve Your Computer Skills to Get Ahead in Your Career

                                                      Technology has taken the business world by storm. People and businesses are progressively reliant on technology world these days. As a result, the people with impressive knowledge and experience with a computer are in demand.

                                                      Considering this growing market trend, if you too wish to bag a profitable job, this article is apt for you. Here, we will dig deeper into the business and technology world to look into what are the best computer skills one should invest in and what resources to get help from.

                                                      So, are you ready? Here we begin.

                                                      6 Most-In Demand Computer Skills This Year (and Beyond)

                                                      When talking about computer skills, following are the 6 computer skills that can fill your mailbox with endless job opportunities (besides, having an English and Hindi typing speed of 40+ WPM):-

                                                      1. Spreadsheets and Databases

                                                      Considering the treasure trove of data companies are handling these days, Spreadsheet and Database management skill tops the list. It is considered the most wanted job skill in the market, with a salary of around $53,129/yr for an entry-level position. However, the spreadsheet skill does not confine to auditing data from cells.

                                                      To get hired based on this computer skill, you need to become a Spreadsheet ninja. From storing data to organizing them, applying complex mathematics formulas, and creating complex macros, you need to be an expert at all.

                                                      In other words, you need to have an expertise at working with:

                                                      • Microsoft Excel
                                                      • Microsoft Access
                                                      • Statistics
                                                      • Data Analytics
                                                      • Adobe Campaign
                                                      • Quickbooks
                                                      • XML Database management system
                                                      • Filemaker Pro
                                                      • MATLAB
                                                      • Hive
                                                      • FORTRAN
                                                      • RDBMS (Relational Database Management System)
                                                      • SAS

                                                      2. Social Media, Email, and Blogging

                                                      Though people are socially active, not everyone knows how to use the social media tools on the professional front. In such a scenario, having an expertise at writing engaging yet professional emails, writing blogs, and managing social media activities is a ticket to entry in reputed organizations.

                                                      Some of the skills related to social media, email and blogging that will have a leg up in the hiring process are:

                                                      • Content Management System (CMS)
                                                      • Google Analytics
                                                      • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
                                                      • Email Marketing
                                                      • Web Page Design
                                                      • WordPress
                                                      • Digital Media
                                                      • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
                                                      • Campaign Management Software

                                                      3. Graphic Design and Word Processing

                                                      A solid grasp of skills to present the gained information in the much readable form is another market need. When considering this computer skill category, you need to enhance your skills at:

                                                      • Adobe Photoshop
                                                      • Adobe InDesign
                                                      • Adobe Illustrator
                                                      • AutoCAD
                                                      • CorelDRAW
                                                      • Microsoft Visual Studio
                                                      • Maya
                                                      • Microsoft Word
                                                      • Microsoft Publisher
                                                      • Operating Digital Cameras

                                                      4. Software and Hardware Design and Development

                                                      The Software and Hardware development, in simpler language, means designing, implementing, and testing the computer software/hardware applications. It is the most profitable computer skill, with a different job opening, including Software Architect, Software Analyst, Software programmer, Hardware configuration, etc.

                                                      To be capable of developing and testing the software and hardware, you need to peruse your users’ needs and build an application that hits their pain points. You need to work with different web and mobile app coding languages for gaining the attention of your audience, some of which are:

                                                      • HTML
                                                      • C/C++
                                                      • Java
                                                      • Python
                                                      • XML
                                                      • UI/UX
                                                      • LINUX
                                                      • CISC and RISC architecture
                                                      • Embedded Processor Hardware Design
                                                      • Memory Management
                                                      • PCB Layout
                                                      • SQL

                                                      5. IT Troubleshooting

                                                      Working on computers is one thing and having a knack of looking into the associated issues and resolving them in real-time is another. There are various employees and graduates who work with computer systems in their daily lives, but get confused when it comes to dealing with frozen programs and performing routine maintenance.

                                                      So, if you are familiar with the basic anatomy of computers and machines and know the tricks to perform such tasks to streamline the working process, enter the IT support arena. The prime IT troubleshooting skills one needs to work upon are:

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                                                      • Backup management
                                                      • Diagnostics
                                                      • End User support
                                                      • Client-Server management
                                                      • Installation and configuration
                                                      • Issue tracking system (ITS)
                                                      • System administration
                                                      • Tech support

                                                      6. Enterprise Systems

                                                      Many Enterprises have their own enterprise solutions like PeopleSoft for managing their data and operations.

                                                      Becoming a master at using the enterprise solutions mentioned in their ‘Requirements’ area can also lessen the barrier to get a job.

                                                      The Roadmap to Excel Your Computer Skills

                                                      Now that you know the 6 most popular computer skills in the market, the first decision, you need to take is which computer skill you want to work upon. All the skills are equally considerable for making a career ahead. So, choose one as per your interest.

                                                      Once done, look forward to the following resources for boosting your computer skills and getting a reputed, handsome job.

                                                      Depending on the computer skill you opt, here are the online courses you can turn to for elevating your career opportunities:

                                                      1. Become a Spreadsheet and Database Ninja

                                                      a. Microsoft Excel Training Online Course – Basic & Advanced

                                                      Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert at working with spreadsheets, this online course has something new for everyone to become excel efficient users.

                                                      Divided into 48 interesting lessons, the course empowers you to learn the technique of using mathematical, statistical, logical and text functions, sorting and filtering the data, creating Pivot Tables, building macros, finding a value with VLOOKUp, and much more.

                                                      b. Excel- Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials on Lynda

                                                      This is another impressive course to unlock the power of Excel. Designed for people from all walks of life and familiarity with Excel tools. This course helps you gain in-depth knowledge from the experts about this data-analyzing tool and make the magic in spreadsheet creation and management process.

                                                      c. SQL & Database Design A-Z™: Learn MS SQL Server + PostgreSQL

                                                      Build a successful career in the data analytics world with this online course.

                                                      Revolving around the two top databases, MS SQL and PostgreSQL, this course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of the working of the databases and understanding of all the related elements, including how to create, update, organize, and safeguard the data.

                                                      2. Rule the Social Media World

                                                      a. Free Social Media Course by HubSpot

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                                                      Introduced by the top experienced inbound professors from Hubspot, here you will get a comprehensive knowledge of Social media marketing.

                                                      From understanding how to build relationships on different social media platforms to creating a perfect strategy to engage them, leveraging the benefits of social advertising, and analyzing your social media ROI, this course will bring out the best out of you.

                                                      b. Write Professional Emails in English by Coursera

                                                      This online course will be the right weapon to look into the differences and similarities between different email styles, improve your English writing skills, write effective subject lines, maintain the formality tone in emails, and more to make a powerful impact on the receivers with your email.

                                                      c. Ninja Writing: The Four Levels of Writing Mastery

                                                      Founded by Udemy, this online course will excel your skills to build a masterpiece everytime you write.

                                                      Here, you will get the guidance from the editors of the top newspapers and websites, and understand what kind of words and tone to use for leaving a spellbinding impact on the readers.

                                                      3. Launch Your Own Software or Hardware Equipment

                                                      a. Hardware and Software Courses by Coursera

                                                      From Big Data to IoT, Sensor Circuit Design, Embedded Software and Hardware Architecture, and Motor Control Circuit, this course will give you a glimpse of all the hardware devices, equipment, and programming languages to build wonders.

                                                      b. Free Software and Web Development Certifications Online by Alison

                                                      Become the software developer market demands with Alison’s Java, C#, Python, R, PHP, or MySQL database course. From backend to frontend development and software testing.

                                                      The course helps you to learn how to design, develop and test software and working in a team while contributing to the team success.

                                                      c. Free Online Software Development and MOOCs Course by Class Central

                                                      The Class Central online course will make you a master of software development. Here, you will learn the basic concepts of development like Agile, Design Patterns, and Version Control with Git, along with gaining experience of working with the top programming languages.

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                                                      4. Live and Breathe Creativity

                                                      a. Udemy: Introduction to Graphic Design

                                                      It is a top-rated program for the new learners and designers to explore the Graphic Design world.

                                                      From the history of communication to the design principles, the course will help the students to learn everything specifically and implement in the real world.

                                                      b. Canva Design School

                                                      From a beginner to advanced level, this course will provide you with an elaborated and comprehensive knowledge of graphic design. In the form of 4 modules, this course will help the interested graphic designers to try out their skills at Graphics, ranging from fonts to colors, backgrounds, images, shapes, and layouts.

                                                      c. Microsoft Word – Basic & Advanced

                                                      62 personalized lessons, premium video tutorials, and unlimited tests and quizzes – this certified course has everything that will make your entry to the business world easier.

                                                      d. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Access Productivity Bundle

                                                      The course will make you productive in Word, Excel, and Access through video lectures, articles, and various other supplemental resources.

                                                      Besides, it will offer you exclusive tips and tricks to enhance your skills at using Microsoft office.

                                                      5. Raise Your Reflexes to IT Troubleshooting

                                                      a. IT Troubleshooting Skill Training by Udemy

                                                      IT Troubleshooting Skill Training will upgrade your logical concepts over technical components to find and repair faults.

                                                      It will provide you with a methodological approach to learn the basics of troubleshooting, practice them via exercises and drills, and enhance your IT troubleshooting intelligence.

                                                      b. IT Help Desk Online Course on Lynda

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                                                      The Lynda’s IT troubleshooting online course will train you how to respond to the issues related to Windows 10, Office 365, JIRA software, and more, from a local as well as a remote location.

                                                      Mobile Apps and Websites to Enhance Computer Skills

                                                      The aforementioned online courses will undoubtedly train you for a successful career ahead. But, in case you want a long-term support, turn towards the following websites and mobile apps:

                                                      • Duolingo – Duolingo app will improve your spoken and written communication skills in different languages. With the magic of gamification added to the study, the app will make learning a fun and addictive task.
                                                      • Hemingway – Hemingway app defines the length, complexity, and common errors associated with the sentences. In this way, it helps you to write effectively and go ahead in the career.
                                                      • Udemy – The Udemy, with its 2000+ courses, is a great platform to master new skills, advance your career and explore the newer technologies and programming languages. Enrol a course as per your budget and make a brighter future.
                                                      • eDX – eDX is yet another commendable platform you can look forward to. The platform offers you the best of the tutorials prepared by the business professionals and technology experts, ensuring a great boost in your computer skills.
                                                      • Excel Easy – Excel Easy, as the name depicts, will make working with Excel easier for you via their detailed tutorials and 300+ real-life examples.
                                                      • GCF LearnFree.org – It is a one-stop platform for accelerating your future in the computer world. From graphic design to Microsoft Office, resume writing, enhancing adaptability, and much more, the top experts will guide you with everything on this platform.
                                                      • QuarkXPress – The QuarkXPress will aid you to add soul to your design with its unparalleled collection of font style, size, and typography. The best part is that it is avails all the options in different languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian to name a few.

                                                      Bonus: Tips to Accelerate Your Approach For a Better Career Ahead

                                                      Though these resources will make you stand out from the crowd and get hired at once, you need to focus on various other things, such as:

                                                      1. Practice, Practice, Practice

                                                      It is common to forget what we learn. To ensure that you do not miss any opportunity just because you forgot, keep practising.

                                                      Make it your routine. Polish your computer skills and you will surely end up getting an offer letter from a recognized firm.

                                                      2. Work on Your Efficiency

                                                      Remembering what you learned is not enough; practice to enhance those skills to do better.

                                                      For example, if you take around 50 minutes to create a design, target for 40 minutes.

                                                      3. Look for Shortcuts

                                                      Smart work rules over hard work more often. So, look forward to learning shortcuts to do any task. This will increase your chances to crack an interview and get selected.

                                                      4. Apply for an Internship

                                                      Last but not the least, apply for an internship to see what’s trending in the market and how much you are ready for it. While doing an internship, pay attention to your weak points and work on them. This will ensure a success when you apply for your dream job.

                                                      By the late, it’s never too late to be an intern or grab whatever opportunity to learn something new! Here’s how:

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                                                      The Bottom Line

                                                      Seeing the current market scenario, it is evident that having computer skills is a boon for a better career ahead.

                                                      So, rather than struggling with thousands of other things and trying to crack interviews, focus on the computer skills mentioned in this article. Utilize the resources and experts’ tips shared and look forward to having a successful and prosperous future.

                                                      Featured photo credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters via unsplash.com

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