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Unintended mass production of cold-hearted kids and youth? Hope not, but…

Your “Alive Enough” discussion addressed one key issue on being human. The evidence presented suggests a very disturbing shift in the ethical foundations of children, presumably associated with their use of TIC devices. I hope, that in the future " ON BEING" will hear more about the relation between early childhood experiences (with or without TICs) and the development of empathy and a deep sense of the value of life (human and non-human). Are we witnessing an unintended mass production of cold-hearted kids and youth? It would be troubling even if it compromised 1 or 2% of them.

I hope this kind of research (by Sherry Turkle/MIT and others) will help us understand and prevent the development of children and youth who disregard the value of life (human and non-human). e.g.:

Congrats ON BEING, excellent program. C.V. Bethesda, MD