Dwindling Thought Update: Outsourcing

On the rare occasion that scrolling LinkedIn yielded anything more than a headache, I stumbled upon a post entitled Is Critical Thinking Being Outsourced to Google by Mukul Chopra. He describes the most common of failings among millenials, that is, the inability to climb out of their own pocket and away from the company of their smart phones. Chopra states that “[t]ime is now being lived in very small segments as we multitask through a plethora of competing distractions”, thus diminishing our ability to sustain focus. But perhaps his most interesting comment comes at the end:

Was a previous generation just as alarmed when calculators first became ubiquitous? Did they worry that math would become a lost art?

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