We all know it's a brave new world out there. At tech conferences, experts are talking about "total connectivity."
That's right, we'll be connected digitally 24-7.
Is that where we're going?
Kids seem to think so and in fact, some of them might already be living
. And they're using technology in ways that adults can't even imagine.
's CyberFrequencies Radio
and told us about students who are using cell phones to write papers!
And kids like 10-year-old Nico Young are creating Internet content that make adults gasps. Check out this video by Nico and tell us what you think.
It makes you wonder, if Nico is making videos like this at 10, what will he be doing at 18? And what affect will young content producers like Nico have on the
already struggling entertainment industry
And young musicians like Ryan Roberts make you wonder, "where goes
and all the other music channels we grew up with?"
Instead of waiting for MTV to make him a "star," Ryan simply props his camera onto a tripod and makes his own music videos. Check out this
cover Ryan made when he was 11-years-old.
See other Nico videos
here. Other Ryan Roberts songs here.
More immediately, contrast where the kids are with technology with where
many of the public schools
Many public schools still don't have reliable Internet. Teachers are super lucky if they have a few working computers in their classroom. Kids in lower socio-economic neighborhoods can't get consistent Internet connection at home.
When those kids step out of high school will they be prepared for the 21st century work force?
On this week's CyberFreuqencies
, we speak with
digital divide... between where the kids (and the world) are with technology and where many of our public schools are.