A contrarian view on the future of tech devices
Starting of the year is always a good time to talk about trends and how it will impact us. I don’t want to be left behind too :) Year end or Year beginning contents are usually highlights about what happened during the past year, or what is in store for the year ahead. I too have a lot of optimism about technology, devices, digital marketing, and all other things that I’m interested in.
This is a perfect setting for writing this topic. My Kid is right now playing with his toys, building blocks, while I’ve opened my iPad and started typing this blog. There are times when I’m busy with my iPhone/ iPad and he comes over asking me to spend few minutes playing with him. Most times, I oblige. But, there are instances when I deny him my time and continue working on my devices.. his reaction is palpable.It is usually “close your iPad/mobile” “play with me, please” kind of reaction.
This made me think, as we spend more time with our devices, there is a potential for a child-device conflict that will happen in future. As we keep spending longer time on our devices, the chances of the conflict is bound to increase.
All kids are attention-seekers. Anything that diverts our attention from them, is bound to anger them, Be it siblings or devices. In such a scenario, they might subconsciously start having an aversion for devices. As they grow older, they might start using the improved version of these devices, but will have an undercurrent of antipathy towards it. It might get reflected in having a sense of detachment behaviour towards these devices.
In fact, a far fetching thought is, kids might not be too much attached to their tech devices, which we currently are