A byproduct of innovation and technology is that it makes once useful things obsolete. Laserdiscs, tape decks, AOL, Dreamcast and more have all been killed off with better technology. Could that happen to sign language? Some people think so.
This is an 8-month-old deaf baby having his Cochlear Implants turned on for the first time. In other words, he's hearing sound for the first time. I challenge you to not get the warm and fuzzies from this. [Reddit]
In their steady march toward decrepitude, tech-savvy boomers will confront some weighty questions: How will we pay for Social Security? What's up with rap music? Why can't I connect my BlackBerry to my hearing aid? Well, good news!