So here’s a rather fascinating YouTube video I stumbled across, the title pretty much says it all — “A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work.” After a parent lets their one-year-old daughter play with an iPad, they are suddenly baffled and confused as to why the images in a magazine don’t similarly respond to touch:
Aside from being a pretty monumental testament to how rapidly Steve Jobs changed the world, I’m not really sure what to think about this video. On one hand, we are truly blessed to live in an era with all this amazing technology. On the other, the idea of children growing up with completely different ideas about the physical world to the point where their instinctual response is confusion about why inanimate objects don’t respond to their touch… Well, I wonder if these technologies don’t mistakenly make them feel like the center of world.
Anyway, I can’t be the only one who is intrigued, delighted and yet also unsettled by this video. What do you think?