Infantilizing the mid-21st century mind

Via this article:

“Social network sites risk infantilising the mid-21st century mind, leaving it characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity”

and

“real conversation in real time may eventually give way to these sanitised and easier screen dialogues, in much the same way as killing, skinning and butchering an animal to eat has been replaced by the convenience of packages of meat on the supermarket shelf. Perhaps future generations will recoil with similar horror at the messiness, unpredictability and immediate personal involvement of a three-dimensional, real-time interaction.”

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Related: The End of Solitude

Facebook ‘harms children’s brains’ (guardian.co.uk)

omg I gotta go people are posting things on twitter goo goo gah gah


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