There has been a lot of talk on jobs that computers are replacing and there does seem to be reports of computers replacing scientists altogether. There are articles like this: http://www.slate.com/articles/techn...vasion_can_computers_replace_scientists_.html So the basic premise seems to be that there is no point in trying to have a career in physics or do research in physics, or any STEM field for that matter, since computers are going to be doing all the research and all of the work in these fields and there will be way too few jobs of any kind for anyone looking to pursue the B.S., M.S. or PhD-Post Doc route in physics or other STEM fields and they should just avoid these fields as of now since if they don't, they will end up doing years of work simply to have computers make them completely useless. Do you think this idea is valid, that as of now we should not be advising anyone to pursue careers in physics or any other STEM field because computers will make them useless? Or do you think this reasoning is flawed? If it is true, then perhaps now we should be advising people here to avoid careers in physics entirely.