LONG RANGE PROSPECTS OF EDUCATION
- FROM NOW UNTIL SINGULARITY
Vatroslav ZovkoUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education
|INDECS 12(2), 161-175, 2014
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Received: 21 March 2014
This work describes key characteristics and genesis of educational system today. As it is
considered that we live in information society, presented are major goals of information society education and the school
system in general in relation to the labour market. Briefly is described the concept of singularity and how it will make a
quantum leap in the history of human development.
Education is briefly put in the singularity framework and the concept of future society that is more technologically advanced. This paper also discusses the chronology of future technological development until the singularity age. It is argued that once we reach the singularity age the consequence will be the shift away from economic centered education and employment and toward humanities research.
Ultimately, the goal of this paper is to open up a discussion about the different possible future scenarios of education, its long term perspective and the role in society rather than making a precise forecast about the education in mid-21st century.
education, future, singularity, labour market, STEM
JEL: I29, O33