But this observation is naive at best. Today's children are born into the digital era. So "gadgetry" is a natural environment for them. The way we grew so naturally in the environment of trees, plants, neighbourhood kids, minimal tools, maximum playtime etc, the kids today are growing naturally in an environment full of laptops, mobiles, cameras, bluetooth devices, wifi, gaming, etc.
This is THEIR world, the natural world in which WE invited them. They are like the app that came pre-installed with your new mobile phone. They are the new digital natives. So the kids today are as intelligent, if not more, as we the parents were in our younger days. The surround sound is too loud for us to see that. How wise they will grow up to be? Let's wait and watch.