Panting For Breath On A Virtual Shore

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Our brains are being reprogrammed — literally. And not for the better, but droolingly bad.

A “detriment to cognition, concentration, contemplation and psychological health,” causing “structural abnormalities in gray matter” to the tune of a “fifteen percent shrinkage in the area of the brain that controls speech, memory, motor control, emotion, sensory, and other information.”

That´s what research in neuroscience is showing about all of the pervasive technologies — video games, cell phones, televisions, etc — so many of us spend numerous hours hyper-connected to all day long.

And, “This shrinkage is cumulative: The more time online, the more grey matter shrivels.”

“New studies are showing that internet and social media use contribute to or instigate even bigger mental breakdowns: split-personality disorder, delusional and paranoid thought, suicidal thinking, even psychosis . . . psychosis, that is defined as, a loss of what is real.”

These technologies, which we have only really had so dramatically present in our lives for the last five years, are contributing greatly to the mental breakdown of millions of people.

Bombings, shootings and other horrors, unfortunately, are likely to become more and more part of our dystopian reality…

…unless we learn to focus our attention and energies elsewhere.

Read about it HERE:  Panting For Breath On A Virtual Shore

 

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  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    I’m skeptical of this. Of course, I never play video games and I hate Facebook. I mostly research things I find interesting on the internet.

  • bent

    “split-personality disorder”? It became impossible to take this seriously from the moment I read those words…this guy is obviously unqualified to speak on psychiatry or neurology. Fucking hack and his imaginary hollywood diseases.

    • happypedro

      your knowledge of psychiatry and neurology doesn´t manifest in the tone / approach you employ here. how about some actual info, research, details of which you claim?

  • BuzzCoastin

    the effects of electric technology
    upon the human body and psyche
    have remain virtually unexplored & unresearched
    they are invisible virtual landscapes
    that profoundly shape our existence & thoughts
    so that a shrinking, unused brain, is the least of one’s worries

    • kowalityjesus

      That reminds me of one of the historically-unprecedentedly-large-number-of-things I heard recently. Children are *fascinated* by animals, an animal will always beat out an electronic device for the attention of small children….that is until we invent the Orwellian “feelies,” which I can imagine starting to outstrip in terms of stimulation.

    • jnana

      actually they have been well-researched
      by the Soviets and later, Russians, by DARPA and the US gov’t, by the Japanese, by Dr. Jose Delgado who believed in creating a psycho-civilized society, by Dr. Robert Becker who researched the negative effects of ELFs and a ton of others, I’m sure.
      A few good books on these topics are Earth Rising: The Revolution and Controlling the Human Mind: The Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance both by Dr. Nick Begich
      or some older but golder sociological analyses by Jacques Ellul like The Technological Society and Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes

      • BuzzCoastin

        McLuhan covered this in 1968
        The Medium is the Massage

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