Is it more or less important to invest in liberal education now that we are past the point of no return on the path toward the singularity?
The natural trend for a variety of reasons has been to de-emphasize getting a liberal arts education over a STEM or business degree. Even for younger students the arts are cut out. This trend is because collectively there appears to be no need for these things in the world we are building.
Is now the time to concede the battle over the relevance of a liberal education and surrender to the STEM future?
Or is it more important than ever that we make sure that we have a firewall for humanity where some are left trained in the art of being human a craft that has been developing since the dawn of civilization?