1. Technological Disruption - Every industry has been fundamentally or is in the process of being disrupted by technology. Whether it is railroads which have been around forever needing to know the real-time position of their trains to better service their customers or fast food restaurants introducing automated kiosks to improve order accuracy and speed; there are a wide variety of improvements that technology facilitates. The benefits that accrue to companies within industries that best leverage technology are massive. As a result, competitors are in a race to see who can best align their entire business model to advances in technology. Kids who understand coding are best positioned to see around corners and imagine not only what's ripe for disruption by how to play an active role in that disruption so they aren't left behind.
2. Technology fluency - The jobs of the future will require technology fluency. For many years, knowledge and understanding of how computers were programmed and networked was the domain of a small group of highly-talented engineers and developers. However, as we move from a world of technology as feature to one of technology as the foundation for competitive advantage, everyone in the organization will need to be fluent on how technology works. Modern day executive assistants must be knowledgeable on wireless networking to solve connectivity issues. This fluency will accelerate as more and more business processes are developed with an eye towards the best use of technology.