If you really want to know about the future, don’t ask a technologist, a scientist, a physicist. No! Don’t ask somebody who’s writing code. No, if you want to know what society’s going to be like in 20 years, ask a kindergarten teacher.

Clifford Stoll

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“The Call to Learn.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Call to Learn." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by astronomer Clifford Stoll means that kindergarten teachers can give a better prediction about the future than someone in the science field because these teachers spend their days around the people who will have the largest influence on society 20 years from now: 5-year-olds. The quote is from Stoll's 2006 TED Talk, "A Call to Learn." Watch the TED Talk here: Clifford Stoll - A Call to Learn