Our Minds Can Be Hijacked: The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia

October 6th, 2017

Via: Guardian:

There is growing concern that as well as addicting users, technology is contributing toward so-called “continuous partial attention”, severely limiting people’s ability to focus, and possibly lowering IQ. One recent study showed that the mere presence of smartphones damages cognitive capacity – even when the device is turned off. “Everyone is distracted,” Rosenstein says. “All of the time.”

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One Response to “Our Minds Can Be Hijacked: The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia”

  1. Loveandlight Says:

    I get the impression that why this affliction hits men in the USA so disproportionately is on account of what an abnormally socially-atomized society we are. Human beings are social animals, and when natural outlets for this instinct are frustrated by a very sick social organism, other outlets that are likely to be just as sick will be substituted.

    I find stuff such as this is both scary and wearying to think about, because it leads me to the conclusion that the USA is an irretrievably doomed society. And I correspondingly perceive progressively less that might lead me to the opposite conclusion.

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