Students skip distant lessons

Education has finally switched to a remote mode - no longer need you to attend school. Now every student  switches on a hologram of a teacher at home (or in park, as she/he prefers) at the designated time. Attendance is monitored: if the hologram is inactive, or a student does not interact with it, he/she is reprimanded, and parents receive the notification that their child has skipped the class.

After having hacked the system, students learned to replace the data about their activities - the school receives the information that a student has been diligently attending lectures and participating actively in all the discussions, whereas in fact he/she watches videos instead of the teacher’s hologram. Sometimes students add horns or ears to the holographic teacher – just for kicks.

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Jon Travolta Lack of socializing on everyday basis can produce unexpected results. Contact with age-mates is a key for normal/healthy psychical grow and lack of it can cause an increase in mental illness or social and sexual offenders. Sometimes it's other way around but in far smaller percentage. Imagine a person that has never interact with other people in his age, just parents, TV or games and hologram teacher - that can't end well... not everyone is an introvert. It's good idea but it should not be mandatory. 30 Aug 2019
Ewa Szabłowska totally agree - u feel polish spirit well ;) 17 May 2019
Backtospawn It might take a bit longer than 2050 to become the education system most used but it's very likely something similar to this will be in place by then at smaller scales 20 Apr 2019
Антон Дождиков Поскольку образование предполагает еще и воспитание и социализацию, то от классической школы никуда не деться. Новые технологии дополнят существующие образовательные практики. 06 Feb 2019
Austin Spencer Peters Even if the kids hack it that still means they learned something. They learned how to do advanced hacking. 06 Feb 2019
Krzysztof Felisiak Too big scale of switching to remote system of learning. Some courses, part time studies yes, but not school in general. Young people need social interactions and going to school is most important part of socializing process. We have 2018 now and it hasn`t changed for few centuries, if not more. 06 Feb 2019
Igor Golov Согласен полностью. 06 Feb 2019
Maciej Kamilzap Too ambitious. We don't even have stationary holograms and it's nearly 2020! Not to mention the cheating part, which is completely unrealistic. If this will be created, then cheating will be impossible. 06 Feb 2019
Marcelo for this it would take far long than 2050 and of course it will be made in a way that student cannot cheat!!! 06 Feb 2019
Irina total agree! 06 Feb 2019
Derek Balke I agree with the general spirit of the prediction, therein that distance learning technology will proliferate into the mainstream by 2050 (though I think it would be sooner) and that some enterprising students will find ways to circumvent the accountability measures in such a system. However, I fear that this is rather innocuous compared to the more harmful possibilities that may arise from abuse of such a system. These systems could probably be used by authoritarian governments or nefarious media outlets (foreign and domestic) to more seamlessly disseminate propaganda to impressionable youth in the name of education or corporations to push advertisements in stream with legitimate educational content. As such I think that it is paramount to develop controls for such educational systems to safeguard against abuse, because if a student could figure out how to fake attendance, imagine the damage that truly nefarious and malevolent actors can cause. This may require considerable moderation resources either with monitoring centers staffed with many human watchdogs or a system of networked intelligent algorithms to find and track abuse. Also a considerable legal framework would have to be developed to discern who creates content, distributes it, and the remedies to protect educational institutions and students from the aforementioned abuse. 06 Feb 2019
Guanjun Ma perfect 06 Feb 2019
Devin McLaughlin Students NEED social interaction. Otherwise, they will be useless in the workforce. 06 Feb 2019
Mikołaj Kraszewski I hope not. It will make us even more stupid and lazy... 06 Feb 2019
Przemek Kaczmarek Oby oby, i hope so 06 Feb 2019
Cláudio Carneiro Country in the Portugal, district in the Setúbal, city in the Sines 06 Feb 2019
Andorelita What about personal inteaction ? Human communication should not be reduced to whatever media only. 06 Feb 2019
Ixis Sayen i'm not sure about that, better if the children meet friends to stay so lonely in home. i was a bit like that and i'm very unhappy to stay so much alone 06 Feb 2019