Orson Scott Card
Since the technology is more advanced in the book than today, Battle School, the school that Ender attends is in space and can control gravity hence having no-gravity training rooms which I would love to play in.
Ender prefers living apart from his family in Battle School, because he can forget about the fact that he is a "Third" and be acknowledged and recognized as himself and achieve higher status with his excellence.
In the book, being a "Third" child like Ender means being a burden on his family and having to live with the status of a "Third" you were born as which is a culture not present in reality today so if Ender were to be transported to the present day, he would find this very shocking.
He would gladly embrace the equality that exists today in 2014 because there will be no discrimination towards a "Third" or Ender himself therefore releasing him from the restraint of his status as a "Third".
One cultural/social norm that the book and the world today shares is the hierarchy based on one's ability or greater status based on one's capacity to accomplish certain things.