The Medium Is the Menace by Andrey Mir, City-Journal.org
A phone’s digital memory remembers phone numbers for us, but it cuts off the part of our organic memory responsible for basic recall. Machines do many things much more efficiently than people once did, but they atrophy bodily functions, disrupting not only the preexisting sensorium but also old physical skills and social habits. Ubiquitous digital media, with their new reward system, threaten even more troubling changes.
A reminder of the effects of media use and technology on our daily lives. The article is worth a full read.
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