Education in the ‘Fourth Wave’ of Science-Driven Economic Advancement
By David Nagel 07/06/16
fourth wave, one driven by nanotechnology, biotechnology and artificial intelligence.
In at least one presentation, he referred to the American education system as “the worst educational system known to science.”
Although there will be a “perfect” and direct transfer of information to everyone with or without educators, students will still need to come to class to benefit from the wisdom and experience of their teachers.
“So in the future, there’s going to be a balance, a balance between ‘e-instruction’ and mentoring. And teachers, more and more, will be in the business of mentoring [and] personal experience because you cannot get that on the Internet.”
Those aspects of “mentoring” and “career guidance” are especially important to Kaku, who said that teachers must push students to where the jobs will be in the future.