Kids don’t often consider school to be ‘cool’ or ‘modern.’ Most of us remember school as sitting in a desk covered in 20-year-old graffiti while reading from a history text book that stopped at the Cold War. Now that we have seen some of the impacts of technology in modern life, it is our responsibility to use technology to improve our lives but we also have to make sure that we preserve our society and environment, if we don’t control the usage of technology, we shall end up harming both the society and environment.
Organizers and alternative media creators and consumers clearly cannot hope to galvanize millions without use of modern communications technologies, but should be mindful that these tools do take a personal, interpersonal and environmental toll and can never wholly substitute for face-to-face, community-based organizing.
But our modern brains are also having to adapt to other 21st century intrusions, some of which, such as prescribed drugs like Ritalin and Prozac, are supposed to be of benefit, and some of which, such as widelyavailable illegal drugs like cannabis and heroin, are not.
While nearly all decisions will be made in a democratic fashion, the issue of technology is a matter of health and sustainability that requires elder wisdom for guidance and modeling, since proper guidance in this matter is almost entirely absent from the world.
The fact is, Sony has enjoyed success for decades in a variety of different venues; they pioneered enhanced video game technology with the PlayStation, helped the CD reach its pinnacle of popularity and continue to push boundaries with their newest hardware.