Does the Internet Make You Dumber?

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    The Roman philosopher Seneca may have put it best 2,000 years ago: "To be everywhere is to be nowhere." Today, the Internet grants us easy access to unprecedented amounts of information. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the Net, with its constant distractions and interruptions, is also turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers.

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    ..The picture emerging from the research is deeply troubling, at least to anyone who values the depth, rather than just the velocity, of human thought. People who read text studded with links, the studies show, comprehend less than those who read traditional linear text. People who watch busy multimedia presentations remember less than those who take in information in a more sedate and focused manner. People who are continually distracted by emails, alerts and other messages understand less than those who are able to concentrate. And people who juggle many tasks are less creative and less productive than those who do one thing at a time.


    Does the Internet Make You Dumber? - WSJ.com

    so like the kids of this culture...are the adults now showing the effects of over stimulation?
     
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    Well when I read some of the posters work in this forum I fear its true... But then again I suppose the already easily distracted and short attention spans are only going to get worse.. The rest of us.............. What was I saying again???:lol:
     
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    Of course, look where I ended up! :D
     

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