When I reached home a bit early today, I was given an unusual task by my wife. It is to teach my 10 yo son, that too Computer Science. With a heightened sense of fatherly responsibility, I took the textbook and thought of giving him a new way of looking at the subject, and instantly found the textbook and the syllabus to be archaic. When the world is moving towards AI, big data and machine learning, our kids are learning the history of computers and decade-old things. After some debate, my wife cleanly taught the subject to make him ready for an exam tomorrow. We worry about exam tomorrow, not about how this can ultimately prepare a child for a new world.
What are we preparing our children to be, in a world were repetitive human tasks are automated and tougher tasks are redesigned by new cloud-based software?