I would actually say that the increase in technology has changed the ratio of "farmers with their hands in the dirt" to "academics with their heads in the clouds" to require far fewer farmers per abstract academic, thus enabling society to afford far more academics, such that even if the ratio of technologists vs. philosophers is shifting to the technologists, there are still more philosophers than before. Especially if priests are counted among the abstract philosophers.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain