An examination of Generation Always On brings mixed reactions. On one hand, technology leaders predict a future of new opportunity and expanded horizons for this generation comparing it to a revolution. For example, Dave Rogers of Yahoo stated, “It’s still early, but I believe we will see significant, positive, and even astounding improvements in the cognitive abilities of young people within the next five years.” Danah Boyd of Microsoft Research put it this way, "There is no doubt that brains are being rewired." Concerns about this trend, though, have also begun to surface. Injuries and fatalities caused by texting while driving are on the increase causing mobile phone companies to start campaigns alerting their customers to the dangers of this practice. More long range concerns include short attention spans and decreased social skills. I believe that despite these immediate concerns, being hyper-connected is a fact of life that teachers and educators must adapt to and use to guide their students to more productive uses of technology. Teachers may prove to be the leaders in reminding students that interpersonal social skills will continue to be a very important part of their personal development no matter how advanced technology becomes.