Get off the Internet!!!
Recently people have at least pretended to be pseudo-interested in concepts of technological singularity. There are many thoughts and ideas regarding how the future of technology will effect us, but still so little is known. I was reading through Scientific American today and was filled with mixed emotions of sorrow and joy when I came across the following article…
On the one hand I was happy to discover that scientists are actually doing something to determine how computers are currently/future-ly effecting humanity but my other hand was shaking in fear as I looked back to my glorious days (okay years) as an undead mage. Now I have always thought “internet addiction” was kind of a joke…like ADD….but now I am starting to see the light. Apparently this brain restructuring causes sufferers to have reduced inhibition of appropriate behavior (day-bau-bau) as well as diminished goal orientation. Furthermore, the change in white matter found in our right parahippocampal gyrus (try saying that three times fast…) effects our ability to store and access short term information…for more detailed information please check out the entire article above.
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