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From their amazing ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification, lack of patience,  Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals hopes and fears for the hyperconnected generation

By the year 2020, it is expected that youth of the “always-on generation,” brought up from childhood with a continuous connection to each other and to information, will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and who approach problems in a different way from their elders. “There is no doubt that brains are being rewired,” said danah boyd of Microsoft Research.

In a new survey, boyd and more than 1,000 other technology stakeholders and critics discussed the future for today’s hyperconnected young people. Janna Anderson, the report co-author and director of Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, refers to the teens-to-20s age group born since the turn of the century as Generation AO, for “always-on.”
From their amazing ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification, lack of patience,  Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals hopes and fears for the hyperconnected generation

By the year 2020, it is expected that youth of the “always-on generation,” brought up from childhood with a continuous connection to each other and to information, will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and who approach problems in a different way from their elders. “There is no doubt that brains are being rewired,” said danah boyd of Microsoft Research.

In a new survey, boyd and more than 1,000 other technology stakeholders and critics discussed the future for today’s hyperconnected young people. Janna Anderson, the report co-author and director of Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, refers to the teens-to-20s age group born since the turn of the century as Generation AO, for “always-on.”

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