I thought this Frontline documentary was extremely eye opening. The ironic thing I noticed is during the documentary when the researcher was studying multi-tasking, I myself was multi-tasking. I was listening to the documentary while checking Facebook and texting. The truth is, I had to watch the documentary again because my attention wasn't solely on the documentary, and I missed out on some valuable information. It's interesting to see the personal relationships that developed as a result of World of Warcraft, the popular video game. I think questioning our generation's digital knowledge is extremely important. We rely on the Internet and the idea of "staying connected" throughout our daily lives.
What I found most interesting was how South Korea is recognizing some cases of overusing the internet as an addiction. I believe this to be true with anything. Too much of a anything can be toxic. I'm not sure if sending kids to a two week intervention camp would really be the answer, because what happens after the two weeks is over? However, I do think instilling internet manners is a good idea at a young age. If kids are taught how to use the Internet properly, and not destructively there's no reason why this digital era can't be productive. There is a vast array of insightful knowledge that we consume on the Internet. I think it's a great tool to facilitate ideas and connections.
However, I think the digital revolution we're currently in can be self-destructive. In terms of relationships, we might not really be there when we're sitting at dinner with our friends or family. We might might be immersed in a texting conversation or a video game. I think the digital revolution has the power to destroy relationships as a result of not paying enough attention to our surroundings and neglecting those around us. The Frontline program really did a great job at illustrating all sides of the issue.