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will.i.am heading to school to boost computer skills

will.i.am is signing up to a computer science course to keep up-to-date with the latest technology.

The Black Eyed Peas star is a huge fan of gadgets, using the latest studio technology to create new tracks and constantly updating his followers Twitter.com and other social networking sites.


Now the star wants to create his own computer programming codes, and he's heading back to school to learn the skill.


He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Next year I am going to school to take a computer science course. When I am 57 I still want to be relevant in popular culture and the way to be relevant within popular culture in the future is writing code.


"Code writers, they are my idols. Songwriters are cool - I can write songs, too - and bloggers are cool but code writers? Those are the coolest in the world.


"When I was 17 I had a dream and all the dreams I have had since 17 I have done them beyond what I thought I was ever going to do. So now I want to go back to school and learn how to write code so I can participate in this whole new era that we are in. Writing songs is dope (good) but writing code is better."