The science is clear; Children begin learning from birth, developing their vision, hearing, language, and cognitive functions very fast in the early years of life and especially in the first year (as seen below).
"The Future of Storytelling" is all the rage. Why? Because ever since our ancestors left the council fire where our elders told elaborate prophecies and folk tales, our world views have been shaped by the stories we ingest.
As technology has evolved, every iteration has made the data more rich and real-time based. In turn these advancements give more dimensionality to the device in our pocket and make ignoring it a personal affront.
This is a day where people all over the world are going to focus on what character means, ideas around what character means using neuroscience and social science -- this will include old ideas as well as some really exciting new research.
If our most trusted digital leaders have tornado sirens going off in their heads regarding our current path between technology and its connection to the individual, what does that say about general society and our collective future?