In the past decade, we have become a more “connected” society. But is all of this good for us?
After reading several psychology reports that discuss users of iPhone as well as other mediums of delivering communication have suffered “Stockholm Syndrome” in one way or another.
“Stockholm Syndrome” is a psychological condition that appears in victims that defend and empathize with the captors.
In the case of iPhone; we have a smartphone that is about 10 years behind technology of what current smartphones have. Users of the iPhone staunchly defend the products general usability because they have no idea that there is a phone that offers more productivity. If it has a white background in the latest marketing ploy, they’ll line up at the door in the thousands to get the most recent iPhone that displays no technical innovation but has catchy words like “HD” and “Retina”.
An excerpt from this link:
“Below is a selection of some of the arguments that various hard-core iPhone fanatics have been using since the iPhone initially launched:
1. The first iPhone was not a 3G phone: What do you need 3G for? You can easily use the iPhone without using a 3G network and anyway, 3G is not particularly widespread, so this is not a problem.
2. The phone cannot send MMS: There is no need to send MMSs, hardly anybody sends MMSs.
3. You cannot forward a SMS: This is a function that hardly anybody uses and was therefore not included in the first iPhones.
4. The phone has a poor camera: The built-in camera is perfectly adequate and the iPhone takes fantastic photos with its camera.”
This also falls in line with the “followers” on Facebook. It is no secret that Mark Zuckerberg does not care about your privacy. However, the people still join this community like a Zombie gravitates to brains and live humans.
From a Facebook user I know personally: “Privacy isn’t that important, it’s the internet”
Children are being brought up with this new mentality because the parents decide not to spend time, or put them on an iPad, whilst the parents can have adult conversations.
The most disappointing thing I see every day is a well-to-do family putting their kid in front of a computer such as a tablet so the children “go away” and mommy and daddy have “fun time”; resulting in a socially misfitted child which will not understand how to react when confronted with awkwardness or challenges.
If you are a parent reading this and you are guilty of it, please stop.
The problem doesn’t stop at bad parenting either. Schools have been buying computers en masse and the teachers have less and less teaching to perform. There is absolutely nothing good that can come of this. My profession is directly related to technology with skills in “Management Information Systems” and “Information Technology”; I am very skilled at my job, each skill was learned at a basic level, from math to history. The grade schools I attended didn’t teach anything on a computer until 11th grade, then, only keyboarding was taught, everything else was hands on.
Other than breeding these kids to be a mindless bunch that conforms to the programs specified, how are we supposed to ensure our future existence with no innovation?
Just think of this: The parents who can’t afford a laptop/iPad/iPhone are giving their child more “problem solving skills” than your kids. This develops into self-respect and common sense, creating an intelligent human being; worthy of the human race.
Our children cannot thrive when being taught on computers, they learn nothing of dexterity, fine motor skills and problem-solving. It’s just as plain as you can get it. Video Games, computers, tablets; are not worthy of a teacher.
When your mummified children reach the age of getting jobs, you are forced to hand down your very successful company to a misfit (your offspring) or, someone that can handle the challenge with the problem solving skills, a vocabulary larger than “LOL” and “BRB” that knows how to use his hands for more than texting, tweeting and, liking something on Facebook.
The iPhone isn’t the only thing “Americans” line up for. Black Friday is less than 30 days away, there is no longer a “Christmas”. The liberals killed the ideas of that and call it “Holidays”. The idea to buy more things you don’t need, to make sure your kid has something that nobody else has. He can brag to his friends that he got it and the other friend did not, very disturbing behavior. Lining up to get these items, to have trampled and shot your fellow man for a PS4 and iPad is just rampant abuse of consumerism by manufacturers and retailers that love to watch the ensuing chaos.
If you are doing this; you are teaching your kid this behavior is normal and will suffer the same consequences as the person that is putting the child in front of the tablet. This extreme anti-social behavior that adults are implanting in children is a signal that we have become a sociopathic generation that pays no attention to the long term effects on our youth.
Each child is a prisoner of their own youth, they have to make mistakes and learn from these mistakes, some become rich and successful, some are ditch diggers and some spend their lives behind bars. With the path that we are leading our children, they are all destined for some sort of incarceration because you are not teaching them otherwise and the children think it’s “OK” to act like a heathen, blind to their surroundings.
Show your children why privacy and sanctity are good things, not handing them to Facebook, Apple or the local hacker.
For most, I’m too late. Your kids are already iCrap zombies with a Facebook account LOL’ing at my blog while they take synthetic cocaine known as Ritalin or Adavan, all because you never paid attention to them.
With life training, your children will be able to build a house, fix a car, start a business of their own, and so much more. With iTraining, you’ll be lucky if they see the light of day outside a cubicle, doing grunt customer service work, paying a mortgage in a loveless marriage they shouldn’t have gotten into. Eventually, killing themselves because nobody ever taught them life skills on coping with reality.