Where Will Digital Technology Take Us

Digital Storybook of Peter Pan
Digital Storybook of Peter Pan

When one moves a picture of Tinker Bell up and down in front of a screen, Tinker Bell on the screen unexpectedly flies from north to south.

 

This is what is called a digital storybook.  In Tokyo, one can experience such a digital world in Communication Plaza Dot DNP located in Ichigaya.  It is designed to have kids and their parents exposed to digital devices and simply to have fun with them.  A section in the plaza called The Museum for Digital Storybooks provides colorful seats and tables along with numerous tablets which anyone can use.  Many children and parents come here to visit and read books through digital devices.

 

Ms. Naoko Nakatsui of The Dai Nippon Printing which runs Communication Plaza Dot DNP said that some parents with small children are still reluctant to have their kids use digital devices.  Nevertheless, such new technology allows children to be part of the story which will help enhance the ability to express themselves and communication skills.

 

“We are not saying that we should get rid of the analog tool.  We hope people understand the good things about both analog and digital devices.  We want them to enjoy reading more stories and we wish this will lead to a brighter future for as many children.”

Japanese version

Written by Serina Omata

                                                                   Edited by Koki Kinoshita

 

 

 

Postscript

Since technology is improving day by day, it is imperative to look at the changes that technology bring.  For example, toys have evidently shifted from analog to digital.  Back then, dolls, Lego building blocks were familiar to children, but nowadays, even if people still play with them, they also have iPads and Xboxes in their hands.  Nonetheless, through my research, I have come to realize that analog and digital toys are both good for children, so I hope they like playing with both kinds of toys.

Serina Omata


Comments

  1. I am not a child but Id like to experience that! I feel the advancement of technology.

    1. Thank you for taking a look at the article!

      Yes, I agree. I myself was also very surprised when I came into encounter all these new digital devices.
      In addition, it was great to find out how these devices at the facility are available not only for the wealthy but also for everyone else.

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  2. Amazing to see the how digital technology revolutionise education and learning. Excited to see what will happen in the next decade beyond just digital storybooks. Limitless possibilities 🙂

    1. Thank you for reading the article!

      We have much to be looking forward to in digital technology. I wish it will be beneficial for as many people.

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