Think of all the problems you've had as a programmer.
Now think of how many of those could have been lessened if people had a better understanding of what's happening rather than trying to remember the incantation you just recited.
With this education they know when a task should be automated and they know when a task can't be (at least easily) accomplished by a computer.
The computer is no longer magic to them.
Advances in many fields have come by harnessing the power that computing provides.
Do we really want to see a future where people still think computers are magic?