About cursive, I wonder too if it is still necessary, I rarely use it when writing notes at work which is where I write most of the time. I do agree that I wish I had better typing skills, something elective back in my high school days - but still in the 70's that was there with home-EC in a teen boys mind.
A few years ago while on webcam with Buzzbeejr (14 at the time), I asked him to look something up and he was going a mile a minute at the keyboard while his head was facing away. SADLY, I can type fast, but I'm lost if I don't look at the keyboard. So keyboard skills are a must today.
My wife mentions the Dewey Decimal System is ancient to kids, they may pass it in the library at the end of each row of material and have no clue what it is. Also she questions the need for the "New Math" and why it is necessary, especially when parents can't understand or assist their kids without learning it themselves. I imagine we are in a time of change, much for the better, some we won't know until it is gone.
I wonder... what other changes will occur with technology driving civilization? In a recent post I questioned going back to our youth and starting over with a clean memory, many said they would not go back without their life learned experiences, I guess it would be a groundhog day of sorts. But equally, I wonder, what it is like going ahead.
The exact quote I won't pretend to make (sure someone knows it) but "Technology so advanced that it is incomprehensible to us will appear as magic." I believe that is true, and off subject wonder if all today's technology (or at least some of it) is Reverse Engineered from other worlds - I never turn down a good UFO twist, but look at all that has happened since Roswell.