Internet shape our minds

More than a century ago, when first microcomputer walked in our houses, young boys used to play…work with that new toy for many ours.
Childs use to be very quick learning machine with new tech-toys, rather than jurassic adult people.
Do you remember yourself or your childs in these words ?
Here is a paper about how new toys (internet) change our minds.

For more than a decade now, I’ve been spending a lot of time online, searching and surfing and sometimes adding to the great databases of the Internet. The Web has been a godsend to me as a writer.
[…]
For me, as for others, the Net is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind. The advantages of having immediate access to such an incredibly rich store of information are many, and they’ve been widely described and duly applauded.
[…]
My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.

You may read the whole post here: Is Google Making Us Stupid?

source: Internet plasma il cervello

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