Folk legend Bob Dylan has blamed advances in technology for tuning young people out of "real life" and insists teenagers should give up their gadgets and spend more time outdoors.
The Blowin' in the wind hitmaker has a low opinion of modern inventions such as cell phones, MP3 players and video games and blames them for changing the lives of youngsters for the worse, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Dylan is adamant that kids should get out for more in life.
"It's peculiar and unnerving in a way to see so many young people walking around with mobile phones and iPods in their ears and so wrapped up in media and video games. It's a shame to see them so tuned out to real life," he said.
"Of course they are free to do that, as if that's got anything to do with freedom. The cost of liberty is high and young people should understand that before they start spending their life with all those gadgets," he added.