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The above statements have been pouring in from scientific studies across the world. This is their essential premise: that multitasking between emails, Facebook, Twitter, TV, mobile phones, tablets and gaming consoles have made us perpetually distracted and a scatter-brained race. Not only is the
new era of information technology making us less creative and more muddled – it’s put into place a permanent change in the way our brain maps information, how it retains it, which parts are used how and even the size of the brain is going through a metamorphosis. Very scary, right? Wait, there’s more.
Shallow and fried
The first news of this came when a series of articles and a book was released by Nicholas Carr. His argument was that ever since the advent of the Internet, we as a human race have been becoming more stupid. His book (The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember) made some very compelling points. Taking himself to be the guinea pig, Carr said that over the last few years the way he read and absorbed books was completely changing. He said, “I was losing my own capacity for concentration and contemplation. Even when I was away from my computer, my mind seemed hungry for constant stimulation, for quick hits of information. I felt perpetually distracted.”
- What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (contemplatingtruth.wordpress.com)
- Is the Internet Really Making Me Stupid, Crazy, and Constantly Distracted? [Ask Lifehacker] (lifehacker.com)
- Turning Into Man Machines: Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows” (shorequalblog.com)
- Don’t Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment … – TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
- The art of tweeting–Jasmine’s Tech Dos & Don’ts (reviews.cnet.com)
- It’s Important To Have Dreams (winextra.com)
- Google isn’t making us stupid, we are (theengagingbrand.typepad.com)
- Don’t blame Twitter when journos tweet stupid things; blame stupidity (stevebuttry.wordpress.com)
The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
- William James (undergraduateangst.wordpress.com)
- William James on Walt Whitman: “He Is Aware Enough of Sin for a Swagger to Be Present in His Indifference Towards It” (biblioklept.org)
- William James on Religious Experience and Philosophy (footnotes2plato.com)
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
- Bertrand Russell
- The Value of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell (belladeluna.wordpress.com)
- On Intuitive Knowledge by Bertrand Russell (belladeluna.wordpress.com)
- A Few Minutes with Bertrand Russell (laf.ee)
- Three Passions of Bertrand Russell (and a Collection of Free Texts) (downes.ca)
- Bertrand Russell On God (wcward57.wordpress.com)
- Vagueness by Bertrand Russell (belladeluna.wordpress.com)