Technology is not going away. It is moving so fast that some of the sci-fi movies we see today will be reality in the not too distant future. If I were getting a degree today, technology is exactly where I would go.
I sometimes wonder if some of the "science fiction" movies might be much closer to reality than we know. Who knows what advances have been made or what technological breakthroughs might have been achieved of which the public isn't yet aware?
People are also becoming more sophisticated in their thinking about artificial intelligence. They don't see it as robots versus humans. Instead, they are understanding how artificial intelligence will enhance our lives in so many ways. So, yes, I do feel that artificial intelligence is the field of the future.