Where were you as a teenager? Watching TV? Maybe playing video games? What about writing code for a new app to help Alzheimer’s patients? Yeah, didn’t think so.
But then, you weren’t playing piano in Carnegie Hall, either. But this girl was.
We’ve touched on the immense power these tiny devices we carry around with us possess—both for good and, occasionally, for bad (thankfully, this post is about the former). And we’ve also mentioned the potential for the democracy of technology to open the door to innovations that break the imagination.
Combine these two elements—technology with near-limitless potential, and minds with little or no restriction—and the results can be simply breathtaking. In fact, this is not the first time a young person has created something completely unique—something that puts the rest of us to shame… er, in a good way. Emma may have Carnegie Hall, but this kid has his own TED Talk.
We can’t wait to see the things the first generation of truly digital natives comes up with; the kind of insights that can only come from children who were soothed as infants by smartphones and apps, who learned their ABCs on a laptop, and who refer to Googling as the quintessential form of research.
Come to think of it, we’re both intrigued and terrified at what’s around the corner. But, what about you? Any brilliant ideas you’ve been waiting for the right time to act on? Or do you marvel at what doors the world wide web has opened for kids’ creativity? Leave a comment below to get people talking.