Some more ideas from Silicon Valley entrepreneur and virtual world expert Jyri Engstrom.
I met him last summer in the backyard of his Helsinki home. When talking with him I noticed (to my surprise!) that the most significant thing among Valley technology elite seem to be appreciation of nature and authentic encounters with other people. Engstrom thinks that the biggest challenge for educators now is empathy and he asks can technology play a role enabling new ways for children to have empathy skills?