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Computer Science is Changing Everything

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    Computer Science is Changing Everything
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    I think the 19th century was about the Industrial
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    Revolution, about electricity, about disrupting
    the agricultural society and making it more advanced.
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    The 20th century was about physics
    and engineering to do more things easier in
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    our everyday life from refrigerators to washing
    machines.
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    And the 21st century is definitely the digital age. It's the Internet.
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    Even if you want to become a race car driver
    or play
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    baseball or build a house, all of these things
    have been turned upside down by software.
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    AGRICULTURE
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    The lettucebot is a robot that can
    sense its environment.
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    Every single hour this lettucebot is seeing 1.5 million
    plants, and it's taking individual action
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    on those plants.
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    We enable lettuce growers
    to have higher yields in their field by helping
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    make it cheaper, by helping produce food in
    a more sustainable way, and that wasn't previously
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    possible without computer science and technology.
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    FASHION
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    I have a really fun job where we build Polyvore,
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    which kind of combines all my favorite things,
    so programming, as well
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    as fashion, art, design, and shopping!
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    Half
    the products you use these days are software
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    products that you play with on your phone
    and so if you want to build something cool
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    you need to know programming.
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    There's so many
    things you can do with computer science so
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    if you just work backwards from the cool thing
    you want to build and you figure out what
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    that is, a lot of times computer programming
    is part of that.
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    So you should learn this skill.
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    MEDICINE
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    It's really exciting right
    now, the technology that we're developing
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    right now is going to be used by your doctor
    in the next decade.
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    When you come into the
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    office and you're sick, the doctor is going
    to ask you to spit in this cup.
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    I will put
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    it into this magic machine which is a sequencer
    and in an hour I can tell you what you have
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    or what's wrong with you.
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    So if we're looking
    for a new virus, for example, we'll download
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    a database of all the viruses that are known.
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    We'll search for our sequence of interest
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    against a whole database of all viruses.
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    So
    you still need somebody to analyze the data;
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    the computer is not smart enough yet.
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    ENERGY
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    Our software helps people save energy
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    and thereby reduce their carbon emissions.
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    To date, we've saved over 8 terawatt hours,
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    which is the equivalent of about 1.1 million
    cars on the road.
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    When you're forecasting
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    the wind there are so many different parameters
    that go into it, it would be impossible for
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    a human to sit down and do all those calculations.
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    We need a computer model in order to forecast
    it.
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    PUBLIC SAFETY
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    I write software which scans images--looking
    for bad images, images that we know are illegal.
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    I work very closely with organizations like
    the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
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    I know that the work that we've done has impacted
    the life of people, and I feel very strongly
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    about it because there are a lot of social
    problems right now that could really leverage
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    the use of technology.
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    It's a lot about empowering the people who
    are there helping the world by giving them
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    the tools to be able to do better.
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    That's something that we can do right now
    and the tools available are huge.
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    ART AND ENTERTAINMENT
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    The merging of art and technology
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    is getting more and more significant now.
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    Because computers and software are such an
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    integral part of our lives day to day, people
    are realizing that it can be quite creative
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    to take this medium of computers and create
    incredible works of art.
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    In Finding Nemo,
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    when Crush and Squirt and all their friends
    are flying through the East Australian Current,
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    you're seeing images of water flowing by,
    you're seeing the colors on the back of the
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    turtle, you're seeing the sides of the fish,
    all of those things are generated through
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    math and computer programs that we write that
    we then give to the artist and they take that
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    to create that final image and to tweak it
    and make it look beautiful and look fun.
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    The crux of it is really about invention.
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    It's
    about looking at the world and being dissatisfied
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    with things and questioning everything.
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    I
    always felt like if I didn't learn how to
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    program it would be like not learning how
    to read.
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    The future would just be closed to me.
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    If you're in the coding profession, there's
    so many things that you can do and you can
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    pretty much pick and choose the course you
    want to be in.
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    Think that you can start something
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    in your college dorm room and you can have
    a set of people who haven't built a big company
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    before come together and build something that
    a billion people use as part of their daily
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    lives is just crazy to think about.
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    It's really
    humbling and amazing.
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    Really it's about the
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    chance to reinvent things and see it out
    there in the world and see people using it
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    and having fun or having a better life because
    of something that wasn't there before that
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    you put in the world.
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    Learn computer science.
    It's changing everything.
Title:
Computer Science is Changing Everything
Description:

No matter what field you want to go into, Computer Science is changing that industry.
Start learning at http://code.org/
Special thanks to:
- Elena Silenok / Clothia.com
- Drew Houston / Dropbox
- Lee Redden / Blue River Technology
- Jess Lee / Polyvore
- Vida Ayong / Derisi Lab at UCSF
- Brett Witt / OPower
- Becky Farmer / Iberdrola Renewables
- Abe Alvarez / Axon Technology
- Miral Kotb / iLuminate
- Trina Roy / Pixar / Renderman
- May-Li Khoe / Inventor
- Bronwen Grimes / Valve
- Chris Bosh / NBA All-Star
- Mark Zuckerburg / Facebook

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
05:35

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