Slowly, but surely, robots (and virtual ’bots that exist only as software) are taking over our jobs; according to one back-of-the-envelope projection, in ninety years “70
percent of today’s occupations will likewise be replaced by automation.” Should we be worried?
Nobody knows for sure what will come next. The future of technology is easier to imagine than the future of humans. However, it’s not too early to start preparing for that future. Curricula that
foster creativity—by developing children’s intrinsic motivation for originality, encouraging their intellectual risk-taking and cultivating their metacognitive ability
to self-reflect—might be a good place to start.
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