i'm not talking about which one is more socially comfortable, i'm talking about the results of a good education versus a bad one, and the difference between a person who grew up HAVING to learn and remember things, versus someone whose attitude is why bother, i can look it up instantly....? what happens when they can't lok it up instantly? what happens when the internet is down? everyone just hangs out doing nothing till it comes back up? what if it doesn't? might happen...a good solar flare could knock out half the satellites orbiting the planet, and cause a lot of damage to more sensitive equipment on the ground.Which kid would be more likely to call an adult out for saying something incorrect, and be confident enough to tell an adult what they know to be correct? Which one is more inclusive in their social groups and less likely to be racially/gender biased? Which one is going to know more about the world they live in outside of what their parents tell them? Those things will allow more of the newer generations best and brightest to have opportunities to be successful. And just because a lot of the same kids who parents would have just told them to not come on until the street lights come on back in the day today stuff their kid in front of a screen, doesn't mean that they are not learning new things all of the time.
I don't know, what I am saying feels like generalizations, which I try to stay away from, but I just don't buy the whole 'brain atrophy' thing. And knowing what I can do with a computer vs what what I would have had to do 30 years ago means I can be far more efficient with my time (and have consistently more accurate results), I don't see technology as a bad thing in the least.
A lot of brainpower goes into knowing how to look up/use technology to its fullest ability.
don't even want to go into intentional damage, through sabotage or outright warfare... people are fucking nuts, how much would it take for some disgruntled snowflake to do some serious damage?