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If technology has become more of a hindrance than a help, it might be time to walk things back a little and get your technology use in check. Photograph: iStock
The idea that the internet is negatively affecting our brains has been knocking around for a while. We have access to unlimited information at our fingertips, and yet our attention spans and capacity to retain information have been falling.
That may not strictly be the fault of the internet. New developments are always blamed for any potential ills in society, stretching back to ancient times. Greek philosopher Socrates thought that writing was inferior to memory and the spoken word; the printing press was another invention that was going to be key to the downfall of civilised society; and don’t even get us started on TV.
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