Programming and robotics seem to be the new, hip thing in today’s classroom. STEM concepts are being taught from elementary school, sometimes alongside core topics like English and Math. But why is teaching STEM topics to young kids so popular? How useful could it possibly be? (It’s not like the average person interacts with robots all day)
I’ll take you through my morning just to show you how silly this fad is!
First things first, I got up and brushed my teeth. My toothpaste tube was nearly empty, so I pulled out my phone and ordered a new one on Amazon with one click.
Next I headed to work. Someone in my apartment garage sped by as I was backing out of my spot, but luckily my car has a rear camera and backup warning so I saw him coming!
As I was driving I saw through the corner of my eye that I got an email from my boss. I really wanted to read it, but I know that’s not safe, so I just asked Siri to read it to me. Then I dictated my reply.
As I sat down at my desk I received an alert from Slack, a video conference was about to start! I’m glad Slackbot read that message and sent a reminder, or I totally would have forgotten.
I decided to treat myself to some junk food for lunch, so I headed to McDonalds. The line was really long but luckily they had just installed some new ordering kiosks.
As you can clearly see, the importance of STEM as been way overblown. There’s no reason to teach kids how to program or invent with robotics, and those dreamers from RobotLAB are wasting their time!