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The older generation is worried that young people who are dependent on technology will never develop certain skills that previous generations were forced to develop for survival. The older generation fears that the technology will make people dependent on devices, and will make them forget how to use their own brains.
Well, the situation can be summed up by a look at a conversation between a millionaire father who was born in a poor family and earned money through hard work and his son. When criticized for not being serious about money, the son replies that he can afford to do so because his father is a millionaire while his father’s father was not.
The older generation had to write down info because they did not have a choice. However, when one can carry huge libraries in a small case no bigger than a cell phone, why should one bother taking notes? Cell phone companies are creating smartphones specifically for young people. Brands such as Cricket cell phones are targeting teens with functional keyboards for fast SMS, picture messaging and quality ring tones.
Every generation is uncomfortable with the next generation as they move into uncharted territory. Beyond a certain level, one just cannot attach any importance to the criticisms about new tech. Technology is here to stay, and the smartest option would be to use it properly to further the development of mankind.