Friday, May 05, 2006

Enders Game, anyone?

Australia To Train Whiz Kids For Future Cyber Warfare

My favorite part: "Deeble believes that he and the other baby-boomers in the RAAF will have to make way for the X and Y generations simply to avoid becoming an obstacle to a force of airmen whose brains have been hardwired as youngsters for creative and aggressive use of computers."

3 comments:

Tona said...

Fascinating. Contrast this with the belief of many New Agers that there is a special generation of peaceful, highly evolved children preparing to lead the world in the new age. These children can be identified, say some, by their indigo-colored auras, and their special characteristics are sometimes misdiagnosed as ADD (or, maybe, channeled into war gaming?) by people who don't recognize the gift.

See: http://www.sentienttimes.com/04/feb_mar_04/color.htm

(I don't know how to put hypertext in a post, sorry).

dave said...

That is an interesting dichotomy. The 90-95% indigo rate seems pretty high to me, though.
I suppose both could be right, since the indigo thing is talking about kids born in the last 10 years, whereas the Aussie thing is talking about Gen X & Gen Y, which would be older than that, right?

tona said...

Oh, that's true. Generation X, Wikipedia says, is 1961-1981. So, you and me. Generation Y is 1982-2003 (or, up to y2k but not after), so Indigos would be the first 21st century generation, and way too young to join the Australian AF for a while.