Recently the British Ministry of Education released a draft revision to the elementary curriculum which would require students, among other things, to “master Twitter and Wikipedia”.
As you might expect, there are some who don’t like the idea.
Like England’s “foremost neuroscientist” profiled by the London Daily Telegraph.
“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying games. But don’t you think it’s strange that people are engaging in activities that have no purpose? Spending their precious time and money sitting in front of a screen in a make-believe world when they could be out there having love affairs and doing things in the real world?
“And that’s what worries me. That we are rearing a generation of kids that are in danger of becoming emotionally stunted, inarticulate, hedonists with the attention span of a gnat. Because they spend the majority of their time in front of a computer screen. A whole generation that can’t interact because their skills are limited to inhabiting a fantasy world on a screen.”
Would someone else like to comment?Â I’ve been staring at the make-believe world of this blog for nearly an hour and can’t think of anything to follow that.
[Update: Sorry for leaving out the link to the Telegraph article, now corrected.]