Saturday, December 8, 2018

"A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley"

It looks like the best and the brightest have sown dragon's teeth – again. While the experts continue to cautiously debate the effects of prolonged staring at various screens, Silicon Valley execs have apparently seen the writing on the wall. If the NYT is to be believed, many are in panic over the effects of the technology they have unleashed on their own children. So they have taken to hiring nannies whose chief obligation is to not use any digital device while on duty – and keep their charges similarly unplugged. A time of reckoning, if there is one – pointing to a future when it will take tons of money to give kids a shot at healthy physical and mental growth. Why is so hard to not say, "I told you so"?