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Facts have been available since printing was invented. Education isn't about learning facts, it's about learning how to use them.Yep...
Actually, it is about accumulating some facts, as well as learning how to apply those facts.
Life will change in the future as huge databases of information are being built and at one's fingertips. But, a person also has to be able to make connections between very different information.
Think about basic physics, and the relationship between distance, velocity, and acceleration. All the equations are there at one's fingertips, but it would be easy to get lost if one doesn't even know which questions to ask. Integrals? Derivatives? Constants? etc.
And, also knowing how to communicate between individuals is important. I.E. learning the language of the field of interest. Again, the information is available, but one has to know how to look for it.
But, say writing a novel, or a research paper takes practice, and probably a fair amount of training too.