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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia (via TheGuardian)

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
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia
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