Originally Posted by traderumor
From 20 somethings on down, between TV, video gaming, computing, internetting, smart phones, and other various electronic devices, there is a clear dynamic of struggling with reality vs. fantasy with that generation. As the father of 8 kids in that age range and a long time worker with youth as a result, I have a lot of contact with the generation. This is a clear example of the dynamic, and it will continue. You can now be diagnosed as addicted to device(s) by a social worker.
I guess I see no difference between 20 somethings (and down) spending hours playing a game and 40 somethings spending hours watching Homeland, Dexter, and whatever else the show du semaine
might be. Likewise, I see younger kids on facebook and maybe twitter, while those a little older might spend their time on a message board like this. More often, the lines are blurred. Plenty of 20+ types playing video games, computing, internetting, and smart phoning. I don't see a "virtual generation;" I just see a world that's changing.