There is no financial incentive anymore for people to learn complex tasks. A kid that can program a computer still has to work at McDonalds, if McDonalds is hiring that is. When I was a kid engineers and scientists were paid enormous sums of money, today its football stars and any slut that can carry a tune. Its no wonder they don't focus on math and science. Hell, Im a senior engineer and I cant even afford a house, i have to rent, its rediculous. So whats my motivation if I barely live better than someone working at McDonalds only with more stress and responsibility? Kids see whats going on, they hear about it and read it on the internet, whats their motivation to spend their childhood locked in a room learnign to program only to end up in a dead end economy?
People don't wanna know that ........, they're keepin' it real. Real dumb.