'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

“There is growing concern that as well as addicting users, technology is contributing toward so-called “continuous partial attention”, severely limiting people’s ability to focus, and possibly lowering IQ. One recent study showed that the mere presence of smartphones damages cognitive capacity – even when the device is turned off. “Everyone is distracted,” Rosenstein says. “All of the time.””

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia
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