H. Sapiens Digital: From Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom

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Marc Prensky


This is the translation of a paper by Marc Prensky, the originator of the famous metaphor digital natives - digital immigrants. Here, ten years after the birth of that successful metaphor, Prensky outlines that, while the distinction between digital natives and immigrants will progressively become less important, new concepts will be needed to represent the continuous evolution of the relationship between man and digital technologies. In this paper Prensky introduces the concept of digital wisdom, a human quality which develops as a result of the empowerment that the natural human skills can receive through a creative and clever use of digital technologies.

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