i still believe that we can turn this arround. use technology in our favor and promote trades in a manner that would be attractive to kids. vidio games where you build stuff instead of blow stuff up, television shows that shows how rewarding and fun building things can be. my son is 5 yrs old and loves my shop and watching bob the builder. if he gets a toy truck without a hitch on it he wants to put one on. kids are naturally problem solvers not desk jockeys.
we have to make the solution. society won't do it for us.