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2.5 Year-Old Uses iPad for the First Time

This video has been circling the web the last few days… a young girl is frenetically working an iPad supposedly for the first time. She never pauses on anything for more than a split second. What do you think? Does this frighten or excite you?

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R U Ready 2 B p...

Well, I suppose it could "cut down on waste" if they never had to make kids wooden blocks, dolls, toys etc. again and just had them play with 2-d content.

But then all kids would be playing the same games, and socializing with unified interfaces.

Motor skill development? only tactile?

R U Ready 2 B p...

Well, I suppose it could "cut down on waste" if they never had to make kids wooden blocks, dolls, toys etc. again and just had them play with 2-d content.

But then all kids would be playing the same games, and socializing with unified interfaces.

Motor skill development? only tactile?

Anonymous

uh. neither. she was learning to spell. i honestly think not everything is so extreme - if we learn these things cause cancer or something, then i'll be concerned. but i see nothing wrong or great about this. it's just a girl playing.

Anonymous

uh. neither. she was learning to spell. i honestly think not everything is so extreme - if we learn these things cause cancer or something, then i'll be concerned. but i see nothing wrong or great about this. it's just a girl playing.

Anonymous

response to "r u ready 2 b posthuman?", wooden blocks are probably a lot more environmentally friendly than all the metals that had to be mined and plastics that went into that ipad. simple toys made out of ecological materials are probably better, the space/amount of materials is oversimplifying the issue. not singling you out or anything. just saying.

i think this is disgusting. she should be playing in a garden and getting to know the birds and bugs and worms. i think the way our skillsets are evolving is pretty sad. what our parents / grandparents etc knew is/was a lot more useful (ie growing food, making clothes) than knowing how to use technology, and will be even more impractical during the comedown from peak oil.

Anonymous

response to "r u ready 2 b posthuman?", wooden blocks are probably a lot more environmentally friendly than all the metals that had to be mined and plastics that went into that ipad. simple toys made out of ecological materials are probably better, the space/amount of materials is oversimplifying the issue. not singling you out or anything. just saying.

i think this is disgusting. she should be playing in a garden and getting to know the birds and bugs and worms. i think the way our skillsets are evolving is pretty sad. what our parents / grandparents etc knew is/was a lot more useful (ie growing food, making clothes) than knowing how to use technology, and will be even more impractical during the comedown from peak oil.

matt.p.

beauty response. this is exactly what this world is coming to. i really have no more to say as this response sums up my thoughts as well.

matt.p.

beauty response. this is exactly what this world is coming to. i really have no more to say as this response sums up my thoughts as well.

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