The speed of communication and social change has accelerated so quickly in the past twenty years that we are beginning to enter the “beginning of a new chapter” in how people communicate. In just the past ten years, technology has given birth to the idea that a majority of individuals have the ability to communicate wirelessly in seconds with hundreds of people.
As a father, my own eight year old son is at the forefront of this fundamental social and human transition. He has a cell phone for emergencies, he self-taught himself how to create an e-mail account to contact me, knows how to search using additional parameters, and has the ingrained frame of mind to examine multiple options. The children of today will become the workforce of tomorrow, capable of interpreting dozens (if not hundreds) of information streams. Read more