The answer to this is very simple, in science and technology youth sees their future. Not just their future, but the future of everyone. No wonder IItians today think of themselves as superior than Duites, and the competition does not just end here. Science and Technology, and its study has become a status symbol today. You would be looked down upon if you are not a tech savvy person.
I somehow disagree!
There is no field which is good or bad and neither its true that today's students are more inclined towards Science and Technology....gone are the days.
With newer and newer approach - arts, creative writing and designing are touching the heights. Imagine had Steve Jobs didn't consult right interface designers, would Apple be so successful?