One of the primary purposes of education is to provide one with the tools to live a productive life. A large part of our traditional definition of productive is to become employable. The other is to give us other values of enjoyment and appreciation for things not focused upon work or earning a living but pastimes. As describes in Part 8 – Jobs and Economics both jobs and money 100 years from now may not even exist. Technology will literally become our willing slave making the need of a living obsolete. So education will be largely focused upon those things that bring us enjoyment, challenge, and an appreciation for things such as the arts and life.
That does not mean such things as science and math will not be taught because there may also be those who enjoy the challenges of science and math but there will be a greater emphasis upon the arts such as graphics, music, literature, and the social sciences, just the opposite of today and closer to what existed prior to the industrial revolution for the well to do. The traditional schools of today will be gone.
As I suggested in Part 12 – Population Control people will live for perhaps several hundred years with pliable minds and the bodies of 25 year old’s today. So education will be a lifelong processes of learning more. There is no limit to what one may learn including things requiring skill and physical strength or dexterity. Unlike people today who fall into a fixed way of thinking people of the future will easily adapt to new concepts since their brains are so pliable like a child’s due to genetically engineered super brain genes. By today’s standards most people in the future might be Einsteins. Pliability will allow people not only to learn very efficiently but to be far more acceptance of differences in opinions, values, and beliefs. It will also mean that people will be far more acceptance of others resulting in a for more peaceful and communicative world.
Continuing education will be a way of life. Technology will provide the tools for learning. People’s mind will be very curious and creative. Lazy minds will have been genetically eliminated from the human gene pool. Life will be like a big amusement park where everyone is young and can peruse whatever interests, pleases, and challenges them. Education will aid in there ability to pursue their interests and find meaning in life. One might think that living in a society where no one works and lived hundreds of years would be boring but nothing could be further than the truth. People would wake up looking forward to what was in store for them the next day. Continuing education will be an integral and challenging part of life like playing a video game or reading a very interesting book or engaging in a very interesting hobby. It will be enjoyable and challenging.
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