I believe that all of those points are true. I also believe that tolerance, education, and respect are also important when addressing issues of media, culture, and technology. Unfortunately, the second keynote speaker at the conference, James P. Steyer, of Common Sense Media approached technology, media and culture like Professor Harold Hill of the music man, speaking of "trouble in river city".
We digital, media, and cultural immigrants must approach these topics with dignity, respect, and intelligence. Media Literacy is extremely important. Returning from the conference I advised my teachers to seek out wonderful sources such as NMLP and these excellent sources from the University of Connecticut.