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Of course our world needs both, but that world no longer needs us in order to have both. The exact same computers that are opening up the sciences of life are closing down the professions left over from the Machine Age. Our world still needs machines, but it will design them the best and cheapest way it can. Machine-learning algorithms and 3D printing are fast becoming that best and cheapest way. Do you really want to join a lengthening line of STEMmings marching in lock-step off the cliff of life-long obsolescence? Of course not.

The sciences of life, meanwhile, are in their infancy. We are just beginning to reap the fruits of the Human Genome Project. The Brain Initiative is hot on its heels. Life is where the action is and it is the partnership of human mind and computer that is carrying the day.