It’s great to see babies who are well behaved and intelligent. More often than not, people appreciate it a lot when they encounter babies who can learn fast from their environment and can adjust without too much problem or difficulty to the skills they would need to master for their age. This is good because this suggests an excellent cognitive development but sometimes, babies today are taught more than the readiness they may need for future things. It rather seems to appear that they are taught a certain dependence on events that do not cultivate any love for heritage and self-learned capacities. And such can possibly be a result of too much exposure to technology even at an early age.
A video in techi.com depicts a very short yet clear story regarding technology advancement for a one year old child. The baby girl in the video already has access to an iPad, at the young age of one or so. The access has taught her how to appreciate technology, as the video had precisely pointed out that she seems to like what she sees in the tablet as she touches the screen. A good thing about this is that the baby had probably learned a fine motor skill here, which is the use of her fingers when trying out something.
Furthermore, the scene where the baby checked if her fingers were broken or not as she touched a magazine indicates that the baby had already grasped an understanding that her fingers can perform work. These are indicators of development, thus these can be highly appreciated.
But what can this phenomenon possibly imply in terms of its disadvantages? It’s highly likely then that the baby in the video will never learn how to appreciate turning the pages of printed materials because she has been taught dependence on touch type devices from the beginning. This may rather be sad since printed materials after all are sources of knowledge.
We can’t really expect that technology will wholly change the world, that is, everything that is not connected to technology would go moot and academic, after all, not all people can afford technological advancements, thus there would always be a portion of the world’s population who would remain backward in their lifestyle..