Friday, May 20, 2011

Are we digital dummies?

One thing is certain about human nature...we’re born talkers. Our urge to communicate is universal. And now with modern technology we can meet anybody… anywhere… at anytime.

“I don’t think I’ve met a single person who says they’re happy managing the technology pace,” says Tod Maffin, a Canadian expert on technology use. “One of the problems with living in an ‘always on’ society is we perceive the need to always be on.”

Are We Digital Dummies? examines the risks associated with using our tech gear behind the wheel of the car, at home, as well as at the office where cell phone use in meetings have re-written the rules of etiquette. We discover that there is growing concern that our technology use has turned us into a distracted nation. That the emphasis is shifting from deep thinking to getting superficial knowledge fast and that despite what we think, we’re not very good at multi-tasking with all those devices. Our brains simply can’t keep up with all the modern demands for our attention.

Excerpt from CBC

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