This is how class differences are constituted today:
As more screens appear in the lives of the poor, screens are disappearing from the lives of the rich. The richer you are, the more you spend to be offscreen.
The result will be an unbridgeable chasm in cognitive capacities and psychological health.
A landmark study on brain development of more than 11,000 children that the National Institutes of Health is supporting… is finding that the brains of children who spend a lot of time on screens are different. For some kids, there is premature thinning of their cerebral cortex.
This is from an article in the NYTimes that the app doesn’t let me link but you can easily find it.
And hey, who here was telling me that free governmental preschool won’t mean kids staring at a screen all day to make Microsoft rich?
In small towns around Wichita, Kan., in a state where school budgets have been so tight that the State Supreme Court ruled them inadequate, classes have been replaced by software, much of the academic day now spent in silence on a laptop. In Utah, thousands of children do a brief, state-provided preschool program at home via laptop.
The only reason why anybody is bringing up free daycare is to enrich tech companies. I’ll keep saying it like I kept saying that Mueller wouldn’t find anything, and I will be just as right.
I know everybody sincerely wants to be for something good but supporting the “free daycare” plan will contribute to the creation of a congnitively impaired underclass.