"If you take it pretty much for fact (as I do) that in the next five years or so we’ll be able to use apps on our phones not just to translate other languages but to converse with the speakers of those languages, you can’t escape the ramifications for schools. And it’s not just languages and speech recognition that we’re talking about here. It’s new tools and technologies that are being invented at a rapid pace that can replace much of what we do in our classrooms. As I’ve said before here, we live at a time of growing abundance when it comes to the resources available to learn and to function in our lives. It’s amazing and daunting."