The evolution of Humans 2.0
We keep a watchful eye on the continuing evolution of Humans 2.0 (the term we use to describe people permanently paired with their smartphones). The Wall Street Journal reported that an average 2-11 old US child spends 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen. This is time that is no longer available for physical activities, human contact and “the good time of boredom that spawns creativity”. This looks like a looming tragedy, yet some people argue that kids need more rather than less time on the Web, to capitalise on the extraordinary learning opportunities. They missed the point that the content on the Internet is a volatile mix of facts, opinions and nonsense. How are kids going to figure it out?