When I was a kid my mom used to yell at me that all the video games I was playing were going to rot my brain. Apparently mom didn’t know everything. Numerous reports have come out in recent years saying that video games have been linked to an increase in intelligence scores in kids. Thank you Super Mario Brothers.
Today the new demon technology supposedly sapping America’s youth of their precious developmental years is the iPhone. According to a report, toddlers are becoming increasingly addicted to Apples little 4.83 oz. destroyer of development. My guess is that if scientists are as wrong about this one as they were about video games we’ll see a race of super intelligent pre-teens running the world in about 10 years.
While that may be an extreme, I’m more concerned with seeing a bunch of infants decked out in iPhone accessories and Bluetooth headsets like those creepy kids on the E-Trade commercials. I don’t have any kids, but I do look after my sister’s kids quite a bit. I can barely keep my sanity for two hours at a time, so I can only imagine what it’s like 24/7. So if a parent relents and lets their kid fiddle around with their phone for a few hours I get it. And I really don’t see any problem with it considering my 2-year-old niece knows her way around a computer better than my Aunt does. That being said, if I start seeing kids cruising around in their Huggies pull-ups with an iPhone 4 holster attached toting their own phones, I might have a problem with that.