From Wikinomics (p.

[T]his is the first time in human history when children are
authorities on something really important

Think about that for a minute, because the implications are huge. The authors go on
to remind us that

Today young people are authorities on the digital revolution that is
changing every institution in society. . . . While their parents were passive
consumers of media, youth today are active creators of media content and hungry
for interaction.