Well, this is my first blog post from my new iPod touch. I have to say that once I got it up and running (it only took me 10 hours of hacking, jailbreaking, researching and troubleshooting) in really started to bond with it. Now, as I am tapping away at a pretty quick clip, I am wondering if I will ever want to go somewhere that doesn’t have wifi access. This experience has really gotten me thinking about where things are going and how tools can actually make a difference sometimes.
What it will be like for my childen? Will they ever experience disconnectedness? Will there ever be a place for them or a need for them to get away from their network. When learning is limitless because the very atmosphere is filled with information, it is hard for me to imagine a way to escape.
Do we need to protect our kids from overexposure to tech, to hyper-stimulation?
Well, perhaps (I’m pretty sure this is the best response I’vw got). You see, my daughter grabbed a hold of the iPod earlier and she proceeded to get as much fresh snot on it as possible. She is 16 months old and she already knows that you can create hints with touch. It makes me think tat a lot of these hangups we have about ubiquitous tech are ours and ours alone. We can either impart them to our children or we can learn to embrace their willingness to break things, use them for unintemded purposes, and look beyond the multi-tasking moniker and trust that this is the new natural.
Does it make sense for me to think these these things. Should I be contemplating these consequences all because of a simple iPod?
Is there a particular technology that really will shift us like we keep saying it will? What do you think?