Barack Obama, in a move I agree with, has called Xboxes and iPads “a distraction.”
He’s right. We The People like to think that those are sources of information, probably great learning!
Really, they’re toys. Games. Not part of reality; a distraction from it.
With the rise of social behavior on the internet, it has gone from information source to TV with a keyboard:
We can use it to repeat memes to each other and avoid reality, which is the exact opposite of finding information or learning. It’s retreating into ourselves. Call it narcissism, solipsism or just cowardice, it’s what modern humanity does.