It’s not that we can’t, it’s that we don’t want to because robots and hoverboards are so 1955. Nerds though, nerds are cool now. It’s all in the glasses- what kind of lame-o wants a robot anyway?
Maybe it’s because we don’t use slide rules anymore. Someone tell the Common Core guy.
Fun fact: a teacher in the greater Detroit area told me that part of their school’s new math program is to include the answers in a link next to the questions. Students are graded solely on whether their work is complete.
You have to admit it’s an elegant solution to a sensitive problem.