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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 marked the defeat of the USSR in the Cold War. The war lasted more than 40 years and was primarily considered a “scientific war”. The arms race forced the United States and the USSR to put huge amounts of money into the scientific field. And now, in 2021, the United States has become the technological capital of the world, and China is keeping pace. Why are the post-Soviet countries and those that were under the influence of the USSR not so noticeable in the IT industry nowadays, or are they? …

How many of us can recall the White House statement in 2013:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs available and only 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply for those jobs”?

Many outsourcing companies rub their hands in delight when they saw the number of vacancies predicted and not possible to be covered. However, as is often the case with predictions, surely they did not come true. The BLS economists approve that their comparison is “wrong,” and the study only takes into account US college graduates in computer…

While studying philosophy and mathematics at university, I once ran into René Descartes. He believed that there must be such a philosophy, based on certain irrefutable prerequisites, which the entire system of sciences would be deduced from. He described his practical method as the transition from the general to the particular, which has always been based on mathematics.

If we imagine that the whole world is an IT company, then Descartes is its Lead Business Analyst. Now I will explain why it seems to me so: in his work “Discourse on Method” Descartes described four rules:

“The first was never…


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