The Realignment is a fantastic program that explores important and often overlooked questions about America’s cultural, political and economic future. The guests are great, the hosts are even better and can consistently prompt thoughtful discussions. My question is for both hosts: with nearly every facet of life being ported to the digital ecosystem, I question young adults and kids’ ability to healthily adapt to the technologies they’re born into—specifically due to many companies’ investment in and reliance on psychological, emotional and attention-manipulating tactics. Do you think politicians should address this through educational legislation, similar to what young people must do to get a driver’s license, that gives kids the pros, cons, opportunities and pitfalls of the technology they’re using? I think it’s safe to say parents can’t keep up fast enough to provide that level of education and, similar to the reasons we don’t rely solely on parents to teach their kids how to drive, think there needs to be some level of mutual understanding surrounding the technologies they use.
June 2, 2021 by Atm830 on Apple Podcasts