December 01, 2013

Freud v. Facebook: How Technology Is Changing Our Brains

Derrick Wilson
Are we losing our ability to connect on a deep level? 

I enjoy technology. I started using computers in high school with an Apple IIe (circa 1983). I have accounts with Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Pinterest, and Yelp (most of which I rarely use). I have an iPad, a smartphone, and a notebook computer. I have always looked at technology as a way to improve my work environment and to provide some useful diversions at home. There is no doubt that technology has dramatically affected our day-to-day lives, but recently two books have researched how the Internet and technology actually affect the brain. Some of the news is not particularly good.

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