During the interview with Dan Gilbert, Professor Goodman asks if children have become less imaginative. In response, he says that Professor Goodman's perception of children, shaped by Harvard students, may just be skewed. However, I would like to ask if technological advances have changed the way that children's imagination has changed. Is the presence of more visual stimulus for children inhibiting their ability to use imagination? Or is it potentially increasing their imagination, now that new movies or animations can create alternate views or ideas about our world?
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Hi Jordan! I actually thought something very similar. Gilbert kinda just writes off Professor Goodman's concerns as them being far removed from the freshmen and her only getting this idea from interacting with so few freshmen. But as someone within the generation she's speaking of, I resonate with her concerns! Similarly to you, my immediate guess was that our generation growing up around technology that provided so much knowledge has caused us to be more concerned about the unknown aspects of the future than any other generation prior. I think it's a real phenomenon that I'm disappointed Professor Gilbert didn't say more on.