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Because YouTube is blocked in many of our schools, I thought it would be helpful to post the video here.
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We're not the dumbest generation. Technology has made us the smartest.
I like the way he puts himself in the shoes of the older generations in society today and saying what we basically hear everyday from our parents, grandparents, teachers, and elder people than us in our everyday lives; but comes back and defends us. He says all of those things because those are the same things that we as a young generation hear all the time. So, at first you think that he is going to tell us about how useless we are because we are so into technology and use it all the time and how much that it kills our brain cells, but then he defends us and says that the technology that we use today is making us much smarter. I think it is nice of him to realize those things because he is from a different generation but notices that we have come a long way and can function in the technological world we live in.
I think Don Tapscott dismissal of both technology's averse affects and the weaknesses of young people shows that he holds an inaccurate view of today's society. Though my generation is not inherently better or worse than any other generation, there are still many problems with my generation that can be directly linked to technology. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention child obesity has doubled in the last 30 years. This problem can be linked to inactivity due to technology. Tapscott also says our generation is smarter that other generations. This statement cannot be supported by data because there is no accurate way to test for intelligence. Tapscott is "making this stuff up" just like he accuses the critics of my generation.
"Childhood Obesity Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 Feb. 2013. Web. 05 May 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm
I like how in this video, he compares the difference between the younger and older generations. At first he makes you think that he is going to rip on how dumb our generation is, but he ends up defending us.
I like the way Don Tapscott compares two different views of our generation the net generation. He states the negative side and then states the positive side to show the truth about our generation. he starts out saying we are the dumbest generation but then later says that we are the smartest because of all the different ways that we communicate.
After watching the Don Tapscott video, I was confused in the beginning on why he was calling me a moron. Some of the comments he said were insulting, but yet accurate and made a point. The point that stood out to me the most was where he said our generation had bad social skills like reading and writing and were too attached to social networks and technology such as Facebook. Although he may make some valid points, I don't think he should be calling our generation such names.
At first, I thought why is he saying this about our generation. He said that we do have bad social skills. These comments were somewhat accurate. We are a great generation because we are very active. After a few minutes into the clip I realized he did not mean anything and that he said that we ARE the a great generation.
Your generation is stupid. Tom Brokaw is a punk. Although i do agree with the statement that we are glued to the screens.
When Don Tapscott first started speaking I was a little insulted at first and felt like he was talking bad about are generation. Then when I kept listening I understood what he was talking about. After he was done I understood that he was being sarcastic because not everybody is like that in are generation. How he says we are now one of the most high tech generation ever. We communicate differently and we have are own communication then the older generation. I think that he made a very good speech and the way he ended it was very good.
The way he begins his video makes made me want to turn it off and not watch it. After listening to his statement I can understand the reasoning and it makes sense why he went on and pointing things out to the viewer.
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