2020. It is expected that Teens-to-20s will benefit and suffer due to 'always-on' lives. Right now Generation AO have an amazing ability to juggle many task, a thirst for instant gratification while they will suffer by having a lack of patience.
I agree that the 2020 generation will have many different experiences in technology than any other previous generation. However, I agree that many use the Internet as their external brain which I feel will cause for them to think "shallow" and not know the true meaning of thinking in depth. I worry about the future generation because it does seem like being 'always-on" will and can affect their attention span and patience.
However, some benefits that I see are that it allows for the generation to be creative
and strive for something better. We live in a society that always wants to be "first" when it comes to technology advancements and with Gen AO they may be able to put a new spin on things and create bigger and better technology in society for future generations. But by putting a spin on something, it means that the idea has already been there and therefore it is not as unique. The Internet is used for people to find answers but it does not let them think for themselves. My worry is that we will become a society that is so dependent on technology that we will not know how to function without it.