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  • Jun 16 2013: I am a student and i am graduating for university soon. In my opinion, the issue here is regarding to personal preference. In this modern world, we are not forced to adhere with our parents' choice and thus a child can set up his or her own future aspiration whether it is to be an engineer or not to be one. I am actually intrigued by everything related to science but still I am perplexed by how computer works; how binary sequences can lead to an amazing adventure games. As for myself, I really really need to choose whether taking the medicine course; since I aspired to become a doctor, or taking the engineering course. However, in the reality of mine, I think to be an engineer in the next five to ten years will be tough since everyone has been developing the technologies and soon will hit the roadblock. What will happen in 10 years time is everything could be done by programmed software, PC, robots and etc. This makes me to think twice about being an engineer; What could I invent later? What innovation could i produce when everything is simply flawless?

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