Peter Diamandis is trying to think of an X-prize to fix education.

he has considered multiple directions that an Education X Prize could take, such as coming up with better ways to crowd-source education, or rewarding the creation of “powerful, addictive game” that promotes education. But he isn’t sure which way to go.

Neal Stephenson has already pointed the way: The Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer. Create a friendly, personal coach that constantly talks to the student and adapts to the students’ needs.

It seems to me that the technology to do that is pretty close.