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Imperativ technické vzdělanosti

DAVOS – V mnoha koutech světa vyrůstají malé děti v obklopení moderními technologiemi. Neomezené množství zábavy, her, poznání a sociálních sítí mají doslova na dosah ruky. Jejich svět je neustále propojený. Rolovat myší se učí dříve než chodit. Jakkoliv jsou však při používání těchto technologií sebevědomé, až příliš mnoho z nich nemá tušení, jak všechny tyto věci fungují. A také nedokážou plně docenit, jak ovlivňují jejich životy – a utvářejí jejich budoucnost.

Tento jev nazývám paradoxem technické vzdělanosti. Dnešní děti jsou možná skvělými konzumenty technologií, avšak málokdy jsou skutečně technicky vzdělané. Možná vypadají jako digitální čímani, avšak jejich znalosti nesahají dál než za displej. Jsou pasivními uživateli, nikoliv aktivními tvůrci. A většina z nich jeví pramalý zájem zjistit, jak technologie, na kterých jsou závislé, skutečně fungují.

To má závažné důsledky. Ekonomiky procházejí radikálním posunem v produkci, distribuci a spotřebě zboží a služeb. Každý aspekt života a práce se mění. Větší technická vzdělanost bude nezbytným předpokladem k zajištění, aby dopady probíhající čtvrté průmyslové revoluce byly pro člověka pozitivní.

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