There is no doubt in my mind that people growing up today are going to have a much different relationship with technology than people growing up when I grew up (two years ago) and people growing up with Gabe grew up (1950s). And when THEIR kids grow up they’ll probably be like, “I can’t believe you ever existed in a time when you couldn’t download knowledge directly into your brain. You’re telling me that you had to go to a place every day to LEARN it? What does that word even mean, LEARN? It must have been taken out of the iOED many years ago, mom, you are so stupid I don’t even believe you.” Because that’s how the world works. I bet when all the kids were using printing presses their parents were like, “Can you believe how quickly these kids picked up the printing press? I still prefer just making copies in writing. How can you trust the printing press? I barely trust the quill pens!” You know, HISTORY? You can’t teach an old human new technology faster than you can teach a new baby new technology, as the saying goes. But this video of a baby touching a magazine? Look at the YouTube description of it, first of all:
Technology codes our minds, changes our OS. Apple products have done this extensively. The video shows how magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives. It shows real life clip of a 1-year old, growing among touch screens and print. And how the latter becomes irrelevant.
This is just a baby pointing at and scrunching the pages in a magazine, like any dumb baby would! That baby doesn’t even know how to use an iPad! IT’S HOLDING IT UPSIDE DOWN! If that baby is so smart, why doesn’t that baby turn the iPad around the right way and do anything other than hit it, basically? Huh? Answer me that, NAMELESS YOUTUBE PERSON. Also if this baby is so smart, why didn’t she tell you you were holding your phone camera wrong and that your video would be almost impossible to watch? Not to be a jerk about it, but why didn’t she correct you? If she’s such a tech wiz who can’t even comprehend the difference between a magazine and an iPad? Although I don’t disagree that technology has a huge impact on how we all relate to the world around us, I DO disagree that a magazine will be “an iPad that doesn’t work” for your baby for HER ENTIRE LIFE! C’mon, dad. Daaaaaaaad. “Why doesn’t this iPad work?” — That baby with a magazine, age 26. (I rest my case.) (Via SayOMG.)