If you take a look at this video: EPIC 2020, ( http://youtu.be/5gU3FjxY2uQ ) you will see an astounding proposition, a prophecy of sorts, that predicts a radical shift in education by year 2020. This shift could mean the demise of most universities brought on simply by the demand for developing and employing talented people faster and more effectively than a 4-year degree program can produce—and the education of 2020 will be FREE, financed by businesses who already pay huge fees for the "head hunters" to find the talent they need.
For the students caught in the transition and saddled with massive education loan debt, will they riot in the streets because the debt-free upstarts are taking all the good jobs? How will the universities compete and what will they offer to "stay in business" and pay for their expansive buildings that will stand empty? How will the professors find work once their primary courses are offered online for FREE? How will some parents feel when their 15-year old child gets an offer of employment for more money than the parents make? How will others deal with their children having no job or good prospects? Will Apple and Google really emerge as the global players in this war for talent?