So on last night’s Jeopardy Teen Tournament, I was paying more than the usual attention to one of the contestant’s, as he is from my home town (although I don’t know him at all). During the interview portion, he revealed that he is particularly interested in reaching out to students in India (he’s of Indian extraction) and helping them with robotic technology, as their tech skills don’t seem to be up to snuff.
This to me seemed like a real WTF?? moment, and I don’t mean “Win The Future”. As a matter of fact, this kid seems to be working to ensure that the US loses the future. It would be kinda like* a 1950’s teenager reaching out to his Soviet counterparts to help bring their nuclear physics skills up to speed.
*No, I don’t think anyone is committing treason here. It’s an analogy.
Alex Trebek seemed a bit bumfuzzled himself; he pointed out that as far as he knew, Indian students are quite tech savvy.