Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Future of STEM
Today I am linking an absolutely excellent post from a blog I stumbled onto called Trotsky's children concerning which fields will remain valuable in the future and which one's will not. Suffice it to say that his analysis corresponds with what I have been seeing. Majoring in STEM is not a sure fire way to get a good job right out of college, I know a lot of STEM guys that took a few years to finally end up into their real jobs. The proliferation of digital technologies is changing the world today as much as the Industrial Revolution changed the world 200 years ago, and jobs that appear essential now, for example accounting, could very well go the way of the telephone operator, completely disappear, or end up like haberdashery, a small niche for those with money or a predilection for dandy, and it behooves us to not forget this.