The other portion of the movie that really surprised me was the part about virtual worlds. The extent to which these virtual worlds exists really surprised me and I definitely did not know that companies such as IBM were using programs such as Second Life to hold meetings and conference. The video also mentioned how much the virtual world and the real world are coming together and I feel it is important for people to distinguish between the two. I agree that young children who are digital natives can easily distinguish between virtual and real because it has always been around them, but for others it may be more difficult.
Korea and their “public health crisis” of gaming and digital technology also shocked me. It is clear for some that it is a true addiction and it is interesting to me how technology can create new successes in medicine, but can also create new diseases.
A final thought I had as I finished watching the movie was that no matter what, there are going to be positive and negative consequences to technology. What the video made me believe was that as with many things in life, technology needs to be used in moderation. Towards the end of the film, a professor from MIT talked about finding a balance between our world and technology and I find that to be a perfect way to look at it.