The Apple Iphone was invented June 29, 2007. That is roughly five years ago. Now I personally have nothing against the Iphone but what does tend to grind my gears is how many children that are barely even five years old have IPads, Iphones, Macbooks, etc.
I can remember as a kid it was a huge deal when kids were getting cell phone in elementary school. Back then it was a simple Motorola razor that wasn’t capable of much more than just calling and texting. Now if you walk done the street you see kids engrossed playing fruit ninja and candy crush.
This is honestly just sad. It is weird to think that today’s youth will not know what it is like to be outside and enjoy nature. They are developing feelings of entitlement and start to believe that it is their right to use the technology instead of a privilege. I’m not opposed to the evolution of technology and helping our children prepare for the ever-changing world, I just don’t believe it should come at the cost of an appreciation for nature.
It seems wrong to think that future generations won’t know or understand what it’s like to play in the woods and discover the world around them. According to the WWF website 12-15 million hectares of forest are lost each year, the equivalent of 36 football fields per minute. So maybe there won’t even be a forest to play in for the next generation. It is a sad and inconvenient truth that something needs to be done to protect what is left of the rest of our planet.
So I’ve decided to create a preemptive strike and subconsciously destroy all of my technology. I recently had to bury my Xbox after killing it with the red ring of death. Next I shattered my phone screen (this totally happened on purpose it didn’t accidentally fall on the ground at Frishe’s). I’m essentially like John Connor in Terminator, raging against the machine for the good of man kind. You can thank me for why there has yet to be a revolt of the machine up until this point.