A family takes in a view, but the daughter is looking at her phone. Girl: Here's another scenic area.
The “smart” phones don’t have surround sound or vision, smell, temperature, humidity, or anything else to make them more than a narrow porthole to view the world through.
The daughter is talking to a housebound friend she’s sending pictures of this view to. Another example of how technology connects people.
I took some teenagers to the Lincoln Memorial & one girl’s response was, “Oh, WOW! This is just like Forrest Gump!”
I watched a morning of kid’s TV with my granddaughter. It was one lesson after another. Mostly, it was reading instruction, but there were pretty good lessons on the North Pole, political parties and their function, and several other topics. I understand why young people are Bernie fans. They don’t have any choice other than to be way smarter than those of us raised on Micky Mouse and Donald Duck.
A selfie on the snow cap?
That kids go into their devices and not outdoors is sad, and a tad depressing when it comes to preserving our fantastic natural resources, Parks, Public Lands, and true wilderness.
What’s scarier is that these virtual experiences are endangering the broader world with drones, remote killing, and wars where only one side bleeds.
Kids are often distracted & bored in moments where we wish they weren’t. In other news, my dog barked at the mailman.
I think this condition is called: “Virtual Stupidity”.
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