London, May 31 : Sitting down and learning something will be a thing of the past very soon, for thirty years down the line, kids will learn by downloading information directly into their brains, predicts the head of Britain's top private schools organisation.
While speaking to the Times Educational Supplement, Chris Parry, the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, made a startling forecast that "Matrix-style" technology would actually make traditional lessons outdated.
"It's a very short route from wireless technology to actually getting the electrical connections in your brain to absorb that knowledge," The Telegraph quoted him, as telling the publication.
Already, Parry, a former Rear Admiral, has given three years to find out the future strategic context for the military in a senior role at the Ministry of Defence. And now, he is ow preparing the ISC's 1,300 private schools, which collectively teach half a million children, for a high-tech future.
He said that in 30 years time the Keanu Reeves thriller, might not be seen as a piece of science fiction.
"Within 30 years, sitting down and learning something will be a thing of the past. I think people will be able to directly access, Matrix-style, all the vocabulary you need for a foreign language, leaving you just to clear up the grammar," said Parry.