Caesar753, I'm very much in agreement. Current automation cannot effectively replace this type of human interaction, and possibly never will be able to, but I've read that current technology is able to read a student's body language to some degree. If teachers would be replaced by automation, any mechanical deficiencies would need to be ignored which would potentially detrimentally effect student progress. Back to the original thought, currently, the body language that is "read" is "interpreted" according to how the computer is programmed. I'm having a hard time summarizing my thoughts without writing a book instead of a post. There are a lot of ifs, ands, or buts to be considered, and I can even find arguments against my current opinions. But I feel a strong need to express what I've seen since I've been a teacher, long before the current era of technology; (I began my career with a TI 99-A in the classroom). I've seen practical and effective uses of technology, but I've also seen an aura of adoration for technology in spite of it's deficiencies, (and the beginning uses of computers had many). I've seen something else, too. I've seen various philosophies promoted and "proven" through manipulation of statistics to support various ideas, ideals, and programs. I've also seen poor management of technology, not just in schools but in other areas--how can I describe this? Sometimes the technology is so overly relied upon that effective human intervention is ignored. These three deficiencies combined with an automated classroom could lessen rather than enhance the educational experience, especially when combined with a possible Orwellian-type philosophy guiding the computer programming. I've noticed another current trend, not just in the above posts, but in any such discussion. It's difficult to imagine the actual implementation of such a classroom because the actual current technology and current research is much, much more expansive than desktops, laptops, and Jetson's style robots. Examples: Computers are being developed now to identify humans by their scent, replacing palm vein readers and fingerprint readers; (Good! I'm getting tired of wetting my finger in order to clock in). Virtual reality is now more than a fancy pair of glasses. Technical research facilities are being developed to construct whatevers, rather than specific instrumentation. An automated classroom will probably make a Rod Sterling film look like ancient history.