Today with technology in our home such as Alexa and Google Home, you see kids talking to these tech-toys like they are part of their everyday life. They almost treat the products like they are human. Saying please and thanks, etc.
They are artificial lines of code! Of course they aren’t humans! They should not be humanized. Also children shouldn’t have to reside in a global so dystopian they stop telling the main difference between humans and robots! Smart loudspeakers have basically begun raising a whole generation of youngsters who’ve, from birth, begun failing the Turing test… and that’s just horribly wrong.
Children should not be plunged into advanced technology at an early stage in their lives. That’s possibly the greatest fear so far as smart tech is worries me every day. In fact, I had a vendor of mine tell me that his 9 year old daughter wanted to commit suicide because they were bullying here in SnapChat. When I asked even more, the dad blamed it all on the cell phone. You see kids today have access to all the information in the world. It is the new generation. It is our responsibility to guide them. They are STILL kids and not mature enough to deal with all this information.
The TIMIO’s philosophy is very similar in that way. It’s basically a screen-free, A.I. free, data-harvesting-free toy that is aimed at creating a child’s understanding base with an adequate amount of tech. It promotes learning without needing distracting screens, and focuses mainly on the introduction of cognitive thinking and understanding.
The Tech-Toy Build:
The TIMIO was built by Basile Fattal. A business owner, but first of all, a father. Worried that his children were getting too depressed by and accustomed to technology. So he built this device, a sound-based toy that offered like a speaker of sorts. Using magnetic DVDs that placed on the base. Almost similar to how a vinyl record sits on the turntable. This disc, with images onto it, grew to become keypads once installed on the bottom. This allows children to press specific images to experience audio cues. It also helps them build relations between the things they see and just what they hear… and lastly the things they speak.
Tech-toy TIMIO packs a large library of magnetic dvds, teaching children everything about shapes, colors, alphabets, figures, creatures, vegetables, fruits, parts of the body, etc. Just swap the magnetic dvds to gain access to the different libraries. In any case the TIMIO does not get used as an audio-based learning toy. It can serve as the child’s own music library. It lets them play nursery rhymes, lullabies, favorite anecdotes, as well as instruments off specialized magnetic dvds. All of which is part of TIMIO’s box set. It comes in five different languages.
Consider TIMIO like a learning tech-toy that gives a measured contact with technology. Without the worries of children getting too hooked on screens, or just being uncovered to AI. It offers children with the image-to-speech based learning they require, inside a toy that literally becomes their very own smart-speaker. It allows them to learn inside a fun way, play fun word association games, as well as explore various kinds of music, or perhaps be a musician that belongs to them! The TIMIO has a robust build and may take some manhandling (in the end, it’s a child’s toy), also it even packs a headphone jack for any more private audio-chance to learn, allowing children to experience with and gain knowledge from the TIMIO as much as they need!