Gone are the days where you needed a computer science degree just in order to build a website. Now you can simply go to Youtube for free and learn the basics from some random teenager in Venezuela in under an hour. This brings with it a cascading series of implications which are exponentially changing the world we live in. Knowledge is still power, but knowledge is now more plentiful and accessible than it's ever has been.
In the first world, we now have access to more information than we could ever personally consume. We carry it with us almost everywhere we go, and solve pretty much all of our day-to-day problems with a simple Google search. If we'd like to dive in a little deeper, then there are thousands of places online with structured courses that can teach us almost anything.
One of the biggest advantages to this paradigm shift is that education is becoming democratized and dematerialized. Anybody with a connected device can quickly gain a skillset which people are willing to pay for. This means that by getting technology into the hands of the worlds poorest people we can accelerate their rise from hopelessness and include them in the prosperity that we take for granted.