Skip to comments.Obama: Technology becomes 'diversion' rather than 'a tool of empowerment'
Posted on 05/09/2010 1:53:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
President Barack Obama cited the influx of new technology as "putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy" in a commencement address to graduates at Virginia's Hampton University on Sunday.
"Youre coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which dont rank all that high on the truth meter," Obama said. "With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.
"All of this is not only putting new pressures on you; it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."
Obama said that education would "fortify" the graduates to meet the challenges posed by these changes.
The president said education not only leaves the students prepared to compete in a global economy, but "it can also prepare you as citizens."
"With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out whos telling the truth and whos not," Obama said. "Lets face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. Ive had some experience with that myself. Fortunately, youll be well positioned to navigate this terrain.
"Your education has honed your research abilities, sharpened your analytical powers, and given you a context for understanding the world," the president added. "Those skills will come in handy."
In the case of the Left,, it’s more of a ‘tool of enslavement&exploitation’.
Too bad he didn’t mention that greatest of all timesucks, Facebook.
The world’s biggest rumor mill is also the world’s greatest secret buster.
I hear ya,, lol.
Does he know how to use a truth meter¿
All will be put right by the new Reichsmarshall of Propaganda, Baghdad Bobby Gibbs. He will see to it that the only information provided to the masses will be correct information, personally approved by the Dear Leader.
Starting to sound a bit like Pol Pot.
My SO’s, his mother got a new computer today for Mother’s Day. Welcome to the 21st Century.
“It’s hard to control you muthafakers...why can’t you just listen to MSNBC all day and fawn over me?”
Our president is such a f**king douche.
“The Dear Leader” is simply jealous of the new media, because it is producing voices that are rightly are “challenging” him.
Obama has wet dreams of a planned society with he himself installed as chief dicktator for life. Well, he’s half there. Chief dick. What an idiot.
They is too much infamation goin’ on out thar! I say, I say boy, let the gubmint take care of all yore infomation needs. We all are heah to hep you!
Even FB is being beaten out by Twitter.
They try to control the internet and I suspect that straw will be meeting camel’s back.
Is the ink still not dry on that BC of yours, uh, Hussein? BTW, I can spot a snake oil salesman a mile off so it wasn't difficult at all to spot you.
“With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.”
Naturally, the media has to cover up what Barry ad libbed when delivering these remarks.
He admitted that the average 7 year old is smarter and more dexterous than he is.
The guy can’t figure out how to use an iPod ??
Play and stop-how hard can that be ?
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations—none of which I know how to work—information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment,
The Yutes are having too much fun to get them to join the OFA apparently.