If you want to see the future—and who doesn’t?—the place to begin your search is now. It’s not only that the future is already here, just unevenly distributed, as William Gibson has put it. Sometimes it’s all around us and we just haven’t noticed. If you want to see the future of education and knowledge, take a look at how software developers learn. There’s a strong case to be made that they have built for themselves the best continuing and rapid education system ever.