With four [children] of his own, Teller declares a self-interest in how to future-proof the next generation.
“What they need to know is not a specific skill. It’s how to learn, it’s how to think. There is no skill that we could teach them that I have any confidence will be relevant by the time they’re professionals, except the ability to think critically and the desire to be a lifelong learner.”
And does our education system teach those skills?
“Nope,” he shoots back. “I’m sorry, I wish I could say something more positive.”
— Astro Teller, Google X and why moonshots matter