However you slice it, technology is growing exponentially. As technology gains sophistication, its price goes down. In fact, if computerss are graphed, their capacity gains and price reductions since inception would result in a $.03 computer by 2016. Don't believe me? How about those multifunction calculators in a package for birthday parties, averaging $.25 each? I remember when my spouse said he had to get an electronic calculator, the price would not go lower at $167.00.
Repetitive tasks for several hours a day, seven days a week can create new brain paths. This is a benefit to those who suffer strokes and illnesses that cause brain function losses. Another activity has been in this mode for most of the life of today's youth, computer gaming and now texting. Their brains have new pathways that add to an already huge chasm between adults and the next generation. Young people today are smarter and more creative than any previous generation, yet their knowledge will be surpassed by the super robots with artificial intelligence and the technology that leaves the desk and is implanted in the eyes. Their world will be beyond the imagination of the most inventive science fiction writers. Why? Science fiction has to be believable; what the future has to offer is not comprehensible.
Communication with a person whose brain is imprinted by bombarding technology is nearly impossible. My generation thinks black and white linear; this new generation thinks in clumps and patterns and colors. My generation moves with thought and consideration; the new generation moves as fast as their technology allows with communications that are not much more than a consonant, "k?"
I can't possibly keep up. I'm social networked and web sited and twittering; but I can't maximize any of them. My cell phone has many more functions that I can use; but I'd still like one of those texting phones with a computer in it for constant internet access. I'd like to carry 1500 books on mine and take advantage of the GPS function on a trip. I haven't touched gaming, so my eye/hand coordination is probably not up to par.
I do understand my limits. When computer visions float in the air and a robot cleans my house, I think I'll just haul out one of my old hard cover books and read it just for the memories.
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