Jan 22, 2015
Posted by Seb in categories: automation, disruptive technology, education, futurism, human trajectories, robotics/AI
By Nathaniel Calhoun –Singularity Hub
Since 2005, I’ve been grappling with the issue of what to teach young people. I’ve written curricula for junior high students in the US, for a UNICEF program reaching students in a dozen countries, and now, for East African young people as they become financially literate and business savvy.
Through the years, I’ve watched program directors demand young people focus on foolish content because it lined up with something trending in the public discourse—units on climate change; modules about using social media to share stories; lessons on agricultural policy; and so forth.