Education has always been a complex issue. In many countries, educational models have changed many times and are still under discussion. Educational changes, without having the complexity or abundance that we enjoy today, were always traumatic. With the advent of cloud services, the possibility of posting videos with almost no limit, and the multiple tools that exist today generate a great educational opportunity, but there are also challenges that have never been encountered before. Educational models are going to undergo profound changes in the coming years and no one will stop the digitization of education. So, the question is: is it worth educating yourself when robots will soon do it all?
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If you’re an average Japanese farmer, chances are that you’re 66 years old and there are a lot fewer of you around than there used to be. With the number of workers in farming and forestry workers dwindling significantly in recent years, several IT players in Japan, (Fujitsu being an example), are considering storing farmers’ agricultural knowledge in the cloud so that their expertise can be passed on to the next generation, using computers as their digital educators.
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