For those of you who read out story titled “Robot Teachers – The Future of Education” we bring you the next saga in learning for children. Take a step into the future…which may be coming sooner than you think….
Education needs to evolve to be more successful right? Kids live on computers and gaming and have come to expect an “immersive” experience that allows them to settle into a daze only to learn that hours have passed. There are those in the education community that claim the future of education is computers. Anyone without a computer is disadvantaged…right? Schools are handing out computers and in so doing can monitor activities, email’s, web surfing and much more.
Under development now are contact lens that may change the way children are taught in school. Ready?
Do you remember reading about an effort by Google in the last couple of years to develop a contact lens that will measure glucose in tears and transmit the information to a smart phone APP so the user knows if their blood sugars are too high or low? Here’s a picture of one version of the contact lens:
Another product focuses on a lens that attaches to the eye and draws nourishment from the body. The lens creates a small electrical charge to operate by using the differential between the pressure below the lens and above causing small amounts of fluid to pass through “micro gates”. What can this new lens do?
- It can send signals directly to the brain through the optic nerve
- It can create a virtual reality that blocks the child from seeing the outside world
- It can respond to temperature and moods and showing a color shift and sending a signal to a device the teacher has
- The teacher can see exactly what virtual reality the child is seeing and can assess their degree of engagement
- It allows the child to be contacted, via text message, with instruction and directions
The potential is limitless. Combine this lens with a robot teacher and concerns about class sizes would be moot. The robot teacher could monitor hundreds of children. Place the child in a comfortable chair and immerse them in simulations. The child can be rewarded for good behavior and doing the work and following the directions of the “teacher”.
If computers are good then the new product “iLens” is even better. It will place the children using it at the head of their classes. It will make sure that education is delivered in efficient, effective and positive manner.
Of course…there may be a few risks…take a few hours to read this short story: It’s only 84 pages…
What say you about the future?