It is easy to saythat people need to keep learning throughouttheir careers. The practicalities are daunting
WHEN educationfails to keep pace withtechnology, the result is inequality. Without the skills to stay useful asinnovations arrive, workers suffer—and if enough of them fall behind, societystarts to fall apart. That fundamental insight seized reformers in theIndustrial Revolution, heralding state-fundeduniversal schooling. Later, automation in factories and offices called forth a surge in college graduates. Thecombination of education and innovation, spread over decades, led to aremarkable flowering of prosperity.
• practicalities n.1.[plural]實際事物；實際情況 2.[U]可行性；適用性 =feasibility 3.[U]實事求是
• daunting adj.使人恐懼；令人氣餒的；令人望而卻步的=Intimidating• daunt v.使氣餒；使膽怯；使失去信心
• undaunted adj.頑強；百折不撓；堅強不屈=undeterred
• keep pace (with sb/sth)（與...）并駕齊驅；（與...）步調一致
• 句式：When...fail(s)to do sth, the result is +抽象名詞
• as innovation arrive
The arrival of…*The arrival of the touchscreen wasthe last big shift in the way humans interact with computers.
...have been around for years *Computer-dictation systems have beenaround for years.
• state-funded adj.政府出資的
• called forth (to produce aparticular reaction ) 引起；產生 *His speech called forth an angry response.
• flowering n.1.[C]（藝術、音樂、科學等新思潮的）繁榮時期，鼎盛時期
• …led/leads to a remarkable flowering ofprosperity