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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are subjects that hold great promise but fail to actualize solutions to humanity?s most pressing problems. While the world?s population could have been fully fed, clothed, and housed since the 19th century thanks to the technological advancements of that era, the gap between the rich and poor has increased, aided in large part by STEM fields. These fields have been rigorously and blindly pushed for in the American education system; rigorous for profit and blind because critical thinking is not part of the process anymore. Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are the ones most affected by this due to the need of breaking the cycle of poverty in their families: there is more money to be made in STEM related fields of work. Technology is made on command by students entering the workforce without understanding the implications of their work as they are stuck in a calculative way of thinking; the answer to their lack of wealth is doing blind science. In a world full of deadly weapons, the technology behind them will not be the cause of human destruction but the increasing inability for people to think in a meditative way. Technology can be a catalyst for positive change, but the one unique characteristic of people to think must first be brought back to the front lines of anything STEM related

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are subjects that hold great promise but fail to actualize solutions to humanity?s most pressing problems. While the world?s population could have been fully fed, clothed, and housed since the 19th century thanks to the technological advancements of that era, the gap between the rich and poor has increased, aided in large part by STEM fields. These fields have been rigorously and blindly pushed for in the American education system; rigorous for profit and blind because critical thinking is not part of the process anymore. Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are the ones most affected by this due to the need of breaking the cycle of poverty in their families: there is more money to be made in STEM related fields of work. Technology is made on command by students entering the workforce without understanding the implications of their work as they are stuck in a calculative way of thinking; the answer to their lack of wealth is doing blind science. In a world full of deadly weapons, the technology behind them will not be the cause of human destruction but the increasing inability for people to think in a meditative way. Technology can be a catalyst for positive change, but the one unique characteristic of people to think must first be brought back to the front lines of anything STEM related