What’s Rotting Children’s Brains?

Published on
February 6th, 2019
7 minutes

What’s Rotting Children’s Brains?

Future Fears ·
Featuring Josh Wolfe

Published on: February 6th, 2019 • Duration: 7 minutes

Is screen technology affecting the minds of the next generation's leaders? Or is it going to enable the next Einstein to make amazing new discoveries? Josh Wolfe, venture capitalist and founder of Lux Capital, discusses with Michael Green of Thiel Macro about the impacts tech will have on the future of the world. This is a clip excerpted from a video published on Real Vision on July 20, 2018.


  • my
    markettaker y.
    20 February 2019 @ 06:40
    bah; not buying it. And millennials are the worst.
  • lD
    lance D.
    8 February 2019 @ 13:06
    excellent this gives me ammo to fire @my kids- which are they the addict or the genius .. its going to be fun around my dinner table this evening .cheers for this , for the first time in a long while i can go into meal time with some leverage .. my home is full of females i get kicked from pillar to post regularly BUT not this weekend Hahaha i can taste the victory . quality little vid that thanks. NEXT
  • GF
    Gordon F.
    7 February 2019 @ 21:37
    Interesting perspective. I agree that there are some people who will do fantastic things with the technology, but I worry about the much larger group that are prone to addiction, and who are being actively and deliberately targeted by the likes of Facebook, where fairly high-level people have publicly admitted that they consciously try to make the product addictive. My younger son grew up using computers since he was 3, has a degree in Computer Science, and is adept at programming. But he is one of those who can shut out the world around him and focus for hours at a stretch on getting a piece of code to do what he wants it to. Someone who is checking for updates every few minutes, without even being consciously aware of the action, will not be able to do that kind of work, or much else of any productive nature. I don't know where we are headed, or what the consequences of this technology will be, but I am firmly convinced that the ability to unplug for hours or days at a time, without suffering psychological trauma, is something we need to nurture in ourselves and our children.
  • RA
    Robert A.
    6 February 2019 @ 18:20
    Yup, RV nails it again....with a different viewpoint than the current 90% of what is being projected on this subject, eg., Silicon Valley parents not allowing their children on the platforms or severely limiting their time, studies showing the addiction of the screens/phones/devices on adolescents, etc. First, school is still out on what the effects of this new Virtual world will wind up being on ALL of our society and specifically the shaping of our younger generation’s development. Again, 90% of what I have been presented on the subject is full of caveats, warnings, short term psychological studies on it’s effects along with extrapolation on the speculative negative outcomes. And then comes Milton that little Curator extraordinaire with the flip side arguments and observations. Oh....and I will listen to anything Mike Green has to say and anybody’s thoughts that Mike deems worthy of presenting us with!