Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Futurist

The World Future Society, which publishes Futurist has their 2007 top ten forecasts out.

Here's number 5:

5. Children's "nature deficit disorder" will grow as a health threat. Children today are spending less time in direct contact with nature than did previous generations. The impacts are showing up not only in their lack of physical fitness, but also in the growing prevalence of hyperactivity and attention deficit. Studies show that immersing children in outdoor settings away from television and video games fosters more creative mental activity and concentration.