I think I am definately a subject of this demographic, lol.
I'm 21, and spent most of my childhood watching television and playing video games, instead of doing homework or reading.
I excelled at drinking and partying. I really had no interest in current events, domestic or worldwide.
I texted and msn'd my social encounters. Rather than actually having personal face to face in depth conversations. Save for school and my core group of friends.
How do I think I turned out? I have more of an interest in philosophy, history, physics, biology, politics, and astronomy than I EVER have. I am more involved in politics than ever. I finally understand those posters in the library that say "Learning is fun" etc. I am more motivated and ambitious than I ever have been. I treat my body and mind very well. I eat right, exercise, and read, a lot. And most of my information, my referals to books, or movies comes from the internet.
I think that is has endless opportunity to be a good thing. I have never been so close and in touch with my family, and friends abroad. But also a bad thing when you rely on text messages for communication. Maybe a cliche to say, but it's just not the same.
It also doesn't help kids appreciation for the environment (hugs a tree), there is a massive and beautiful playground out there that kids are ignoring for 8 hours of video games, desensitising them to graphic and horiffic violence.
I think when it becomes socially accepted for people to wed and @#$& machines then we may have a problem.
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I also think I have a hard time staying on topic. Perhaps a result??