Over the last decade or so, there has been a conscious push of young students towards STEM subjects. This push for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects has seen the producers of Sesame Street introduce components of these subjects into their programming. The substantial success of tech companies has also encouraged parents to push their children to learn about physics, coding and engineering.
Commerce or Conscience?
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is not only one of the richest men in the world, but he is also at the forefront of a new shift in business culture. Where once upon a time, business leaders only concerned themselves with profit margins and shareholders, nowadays, there is increased pressure to run businesses with social values. Apparently it is not enough for businesses to make money, they also need to have a conscience. This is why Zuckerberg suggests Facebook’s real purpose is not to make money, but to make the world a better place.