The internet is rewiring your brain

This is a great short video – worth watching. Just as we pay attention to our diet, and believe we are “what we eat”, maybe we need to also think more carefully about how we consume the information on the internet, and more specifically how the way we use the internet either feeds into our ability to concentrate, or our distractibility.

I love the internet, but I’ve written before about the dangers both now and (more so) in the future. The internet allows me to study subjects to my heart’s content. But it also allows me to waste a lot of time being unproductive. Watch the video and then answer the question below. Please leave me a comment with your answer! Thanks.

So here’s my question: Did you manage to watch the whole video, giving it your full attention, or did you flip to another tab while it played, because you were distracted?

I was distracted to start with, then I tried to watch carefully, but my mind was thinking about other things as well. I found the video thought-provoking, and I hope you did too – at some point the internet will no longer be benign (if it ever was). Are you ready for that time? Have you thought about how you can gather hard copies of information for later use? Will you  be relying on online preparedness information when a crisis comes? Time to start buying books (if for no other reason than they haven’t figured out a way to retro-actively censor those!).

God Bless you

Lis