The internet, and the ever-present smartphones from which we cannot detach ourselves, are changing the ways we relate to technology – and, at the same time, changing the way we use our brains. Senior Contributor Ted Koppel talks with technology critic Nicholas Carr, software developer Justin Rosenstein, “media psychologist” Byron Reeves, and Sen. Mark Warner about how the internet and social media have become weaponized, and how it is our attention spans that are being targeted.
Daniel Levitin discusses how to battle the data deluge as laid out in his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Do you sometimes feel like your being overwhelmed with too much information?
Smart phones, texting, the internet, your kids, spouse and family might all contribute to information overload. Life used to be much less complicated. But what you may not know is our brain is capable of meeting the demands of today’s complex society, without experiencing exhaustive stress.
As Dr. William Lambos explains, it’s just a matter of retraining your brain.
Sarah Miner interviews David Ryan Polgar about Information Overload. Polgar is the author of Wisdom in the Age of Twitter.
Information Overload: Interview with David Ryan Polgar
A short discussion about ways to find a balance with our information consumption in order to maximize our creativity and productivity.