I don’t have kids yet but all I can say is my kid won’t be ‘programmed’ by Apple/Microsoft etc but it appears the onslaught has begun for the ‘next’ generation . I was introduced to Douglas Rushkoff’s idea of Program or Be Programmed at a past Ubuntu Vancouver LoCo meeting. At the time, I needed to watch the video a few times and learn more about his concepts and ideas to really get an understanding. It took me quite some time to wrap my head around his idea. I think this video explains the idea he is trying to convey in the simplest of terms.
If this is the future…I’m definitely afraid. I truly feel the need for change, awareness and education about being ‘programmed’ is at a critical junction.
If you have kid – please take him or her outside to the park to play today. Don’t let them sit in front of a screen, they’ll be doing that for the majority of their lives – they don’t need that now.
Just for fun: A picture of me at the age of 2ish playing outside without the knowledge of Ipads or computers! Oh My! Shocking! I think I turned out alright though 😀