a good evolution?

While learning new skills, we are losing others. Does this create product opportunities to support and develop the passing skills? E.g mind-mapping software can help focus you on contemplation and thinking.

“Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.

He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is the ethic of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption — and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.”

http://www.theshallowsbook.com/nicholascarr/The_Shallows.html

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