When (not if) technology fails, these kids will be up the proverbial creek without paddle. And if the massive failure of technology (war, natural disaster, peak oil, civil disturbance, etc.) takes a while to get here (which is an even bet) then today's kids will be the leaders of our society, and we'll be in trouble. Real trouble.
Is there an app for that?
A study conducted by AVG found that 19 percent of 2-5 year-olds could play with a smart phone app, but only 9 percent of those same children could tie their shoes.