I agree with what you said about the obscured purpose of Data Science. I've seen this often as an analyst—numbers without meanings taking over the decision-making and lead to catastrophic outcomes.
I'm curious to know more about why you think the professional of Data Scientists will go extinct. As far as I know, we came from an era where data science was part of other peoples' job to a specialized role. As in many other fields, wouldn't this further branch out to more specialized roles?
Thanks for writing this. It awakens my curiosity in thinking about the future of Data Science.