They know no other world

We began this blog speaking in some detail about how technology affects us and impacts our spiritual lives. While we’ve moved on to cover many subjects, we want to revisit the idea of technology every now and then because we are convinced there is much to discuss.

Just to be clear, technology is not evil. But we cannot be blind to the fact that it affects so many things in our lives: the way we think, the way we relate to one another, and even our conceptions of self. And like anything else, the outgrowth of this can be both positive and negative. What we need is not to react (or over-react), but to be aware of what is being done to us.

It is with this idea in mind that I offer you the following infographic I discovered on iblogo. It was originally posted on the great LearnStuff blog. It deals with the proliferation of technology in education:

It doesn’t matter if you’re a techie or someone who resists the ever-increasing reach of technology on our lives, there is one thing you can agree: technology is here to stay.

And our children have known no other world. 

Does anything in the infographic surprise you? Does anything scare you or give you hope?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “They know no other world

  1. I think what surprised me most was the ratio of students who can use a mouse versus can tie their shoes. Seems to me we may be missing on teaching other fine motor skills an may be using techno-gadgets too much. Are we raising a generation of savvy minded, techno-geniuses and losing our “bodies” in the process? Something to consider.

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