Guest post by Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District: How future ready are we really? A few months ago, I was honored to be invited to collaborate with a group dedicated to making our schools much more Future Ready. In meeting with progressive educators from different areas, we designed templates, strategies, and FREE institutes around the country to help educational leaders prepare for the future. However, I’ve noticed there seems to be a severe lack of urgency from schools to truly prepare for this. I recently watched this short animated video called “The Last Job on Earth”. In the video, the world has become totally automated. While it’s a little out there, it makes you think, are we preparing kids for jobs that don’t exist or for jobs that will no longer exist? Jona Nalder of Future-U recently shared this link with me: willrobotstakemyjob.com/. This website has an algorithm that predicts the percentage likelihood that a job will be automated. While some jobs like teachers and administrators are fairly safe (phew!), others like manicurists, fast-food cooks, and construction workers appear to be doomed. With this automation on the horizon, we have to ask ourselves, how soon will it be before a robot is writing this blog post?