We’re surrounded by technology and it’s becoming even more ingrained in every little facet of our day (at least that’s what my Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, Squidoo, Delicious, Digg, Tumblr, 7 email accounts, Ipod, Droid, GPS and Laptop would lead me to believe) . Between texting, pinging, poking, facebooking, emailing, calling, posting, tweeting, buzzing and favoriting there’s little likelihood that it’s going to become any LESS a part of our lives anytime in the future.
BUT is it really changing who we are ….. deep down …… like in our brains?
According to a recent article in the New York Times (online of course) that I found via an RSS feed in my Google Reader (or was it Drudge, can’t remember) that’s exactly what’s happening. The question then quickly becomes are these changes something that we should celebrate or be concerned about? What does it mean for our kids?
- Your Brain on Computers – Attached to Technology and Paying a Price – NYTimes.com
- Technology’s Toll – Impatience and Forgetfulness – NYTimes.com
Two Cool Online Tests from the NYT article to see if YOUR Focus and Multi-Tasking is up to speed (so to speak)
- Test Your Focus – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com (Yes, my focus is great!)
- Test How Fast You Juggle Tasks – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com (I did terrible on this one – must be a bad test)
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