Kids will have implants that send information like temperature, bp, heart rate, metabolic status to telemetry on parents’ mobile devices. Their sleep will also be programmable. In the whole good-bad spectrum, these developments of course will be bad. But they will happen once the technology exists. And you can’t blame parents for that. Parents NEED these developments. Evolution and culture have made small children entirely too dependent on parents for what should be autonomic and independent functions. Some of that needs to be reversed by technology. There will be side effects in their development. But there always are side effects for every evolutionary and technological development. There is no equilibrium in the evolutionary relationship between parent and offspring; it is an ongoing race.
Someday May 14, 2014