I found Clive Thompson’s Smarter Than You Think to support the study of the humanities. Our society has been experiencing a boom in technology and we have needed a labor force that was trained to create this resource. So there’s been a push towards STEM education, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. And now we’ve reached a point where computers far surpass human abilities in logic and pattern finding. For example, “if you go eight moves out in a game of chess, there are more possible games than there are stars in our galaxy”(3) a feat Thompson says is a common practice for computers and essentially impossible for a human mind. We can’t think like them. Or at least we can’t be as good at it.