What will my occupation be if computer science never exists

3 min readFeb 21, 2022


What if computers never existed? What if the world we know today operates without computers, internet, smartphones and all those technology under IT industry? What will I be working as? What kind of job will I be having now? This is a question that I have thought from time to time and its possibilities. This might also apply if I never had a chance to study computer science.

Librarian / Part Time Writer

Throughout my schooling days, and even till now, I have always loved reading and writing. Libraries are my favourite haunts until the advent of eBooks. In a world without computer technology, I would probably be camping in libraries still. The rows of bookshelves with all the books, with the quietness of the library is a suitable environment that gives peace and comfort. The different books provides access to different world out there to satisfy this mind of mine. With a flair for administrative tasks and some OCD to engage myself in the classification and arrangement of books and materials, I might probably go be a librarian and do some writing in my spare time. Something to escape life itself perhaps.

Health/Medical Professional

The next option would be to strive to be in the medical profession. My favourite subjects in my schooling days were the sciences, especially Biology, which I top the class/school from time to time. I would do the extra reading during my free time and I remembered my school’s science HOD would lend me some of his books from time to time to give me more exposure to the different aspect of biological sciences. I did aspire to be a doctor and if somehow I could not make the cut, I would still want to work in the medical profession line. I believe it is a noble job and it helps people. Something to make my life more useful and meaningful. Even if computer science exists, I would still have chosen this path, but alas, fate makes fun of man.


Monkhood might be an odd one but I think it is something I would go for if I am still single at the mid-stage of my life. I won’t call it a job/occupation but it is something that I have seriously considered at one point or the other.

Goldsmith / Jeweler

Coming from a family of goldsmith, it is a path that I would prefer not to take, unless I have to, probably to take over the family business if it is still viable. As much as I like the glitter and shiny gold bars, it doesn’t excite me that much and I admit I do not have interest in jewelry making. I had done retail sales in this industry and that is probably where I am headed should I choose this path.

What will you be working as if computers never existed? Feel free to leave your comments!

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Originally published at http://doufu.wordpress.com on February 21, 2022.




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