Modern technology and the access to instant information has fostered a whole new type of person that knows just enough to be dangerous. You know the type. They have a small amount of knowledge about a subject and become overconfident. They leap to ridiculous conclusions based on what they know without taking into account that there is so much that they don’t know.
A New Type of Digital Divide
First off, I would like to preface this by saying that this doesn’t apply to everyone young or entering the workforce today. There are many very bright and talented young individuals when it comes to technology. I would also mention that the view of this from where I sit may not accurately represent a global perspective on the matter. I just want to dispel the common misconception that our youth, at least in my corner of the world, are technology leaders. Computer technology runs our world in more ways than ever before. People with a lack of serious tech skills entering the technology driven work force and economy are a disaster waiting to happen.