Snow’s The Two Cultures proposes the idea of the scientific sphere and the humanities being consistently divided, more so in Britain.  He argues that rather than just focusing on the humanities, both cultures should be equally favored in order to produce a society that is better equipped to solve the world’s problems.

While in the past there has been more importance placed onto the literary culture, moreso by high society, this importance has been transposed to that of scientific knowledge in recent times.  An importance has been placed into the STEM fields, largely scientific arenas, due to the need for technological advancements.  These technological advancements, while created and functioning through the use of scientific knowledge, have become a large part of today’s culture; however, the scientific sphere is still seen as separate from culture due to the high degree of education that is believed to be needed to become a part of that culture.
In opposition is the the waning relevance of the literary culture as schools place more importance of fields that deal with physical applications (engineering, medicine, etc.) rather than those that deal with philosophical applications as was typically seen in the past.  High literary culture is not as relevant in current society due to the ability of many to access certain materials that were not as widespread in the past as they are today.  In the past, literature was only discussed in wealthier circles as they had access to education and the time for leisure needed for reading and discussing such works.  Technological advancements of the twenty-first century have allowed for widespread access of literature – leading to a broader understanding of literature than what was seen in the past.
The bridging of both cultures discussed by Snow can also be done through the technological advancements that are responsible for advancing both cultures.  Modern technology has provided accessibility to a wider group of people of the knowledge that was often restricted to a smaller group of society.  The creation of new majors in universities and careers in the workforce allow the continual bridging of both cultures as more people begin to understand the uniting characteristics of both scientific and literary spheres.  Even without many uniting characteristics, the various differences provided through both fields allow for the creation of solutions through the never before seen joining of these distinct spheres of knowledge.
Moreover, in order to continue seeing a rise in knowledge we need to focus on the education of many in order to solve the problems of the world.  Both the scientific and literary field touch on the different methods of learning that a group of individuals can thrive with.  Whether it be visual, auditory, verbal, or physical, by learning how other’s learn we can better prepare for a society where everyone can up to equal measures simply by easing their educational problems.  Likewise a focus on education with resources and budgeting can result in a larger society of problem-solvers that can use their education in both the scientific and literary spheres to better serve the world.
The Two Cultures. C. P. Snow. Cambridge, 1993. ISBN: 9780521457309