Technology radio online is no longer the sole domain of the pocket protector crowd. Education technology blogs are gaining momentum as the go to, new technology blogs for teachers and students from elementary to Ivy League schools all over the nation, and all around the world. Sounds impressive, right?
But this massive push in educational technology is driven less by the innovation of the teachers themselves and more by the inherent computing prowess of the students filling their classrooms. Children are spending more and more time on computers and smartphones, for social reasons, educational reasons, and entertainment reasons. In fact, the adoption of iPads in classrooms is more of a means for teachers to try to meet children where they already are, technologically speaking, rather than trying to lead them anywhere.
The coming generation of tech users and tech blog readers will be completely unencumbered by the previous constraints of computing. As touchscreen technology continues to pervade the mobile world, this current generation of teenagers and young adults could very well be the last generation to use a mouse. Feeling old yet?
This generation will be the inheritors of the technology radio online empire. They will discuss the trends, review the breakthroughs, and predict the advances. And they will do it with a perspective radically different from any previous technology radio online hosts or producers. If we could be transported fifteen years into the future, and we tuned into a technology radio online broadcast, the odds are quite good that we would not even understand two out of every five words spoken, let alone the concepts to which they refer.
The “average” computer user of tomorrow could look, to us, much like modern cars would look to Renaissance painters… incomprehensible, ubiquitous, and very shiny. Many tech enthusiasts operate under the assumption that the geek will inherit the Earth. But when the Earth is nothing BUT geeks, will that still count?