Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Soliloquy

We live in a new world now (see the picture below):

Children of this generation are now truly living in a wireless world. These children will not know a world where a trillion pieces of information is unavailable to them at an instant. This has made me think a lot about whether or not this a good change in our society. On one hand, the children of today will have a wealth of knowledge available to them that is unparalleled. I think in my field about how has changed the entire way businesses are marketed for instance. On the other hand, these kids rarely have to think for themselves or have to struggle for knowledge. What would happen to this generation if the 'lights went off' so to speak.

All in all, I believe that this generation is very different from those older. The world they are living in has hit 1000 miles per hour and the constant changes they face in the economy, environment and social fabric is a challenge that has not been faced any other generation. These kids will most likely never know a world that is static. This made me think of the Chinese proverb, 'May you live in interesting times.' Some see it as a blessing and others a curse. Guess we will get to find out as these are the most interesting of times indeed.

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