trendwatching: Bad Parents and Real Meets Virtual Gaming

In this podcast, Nora Young talks about a new project out of MIT's Sociable Media Lab.  According to Technology Review, it combines real-world foosball with Second Life foosball in intriguing ways. Meanwhile, Cathi Bond finds that in the Japanese tabloids, talk is all about "idiot parents": children of baby boomers having children of their own, but being too stupid and self-absorbed to take care of them. (Via Japan Times)

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