Are We Being Re-Wired?
According to research the use of technology today is rewiring our brains. Dosen't that sound scary. Well research has indicated that "digital natives" which are people who have been born in this new digital era ranging from 10-20 as of 2008 have been put under research and have been proved, that only certain parts of theirs brains are getting activity while other important parts are being left with very little activity. According to Dr. Akio Mori some kids can go as far as having their frontal lobes turned off. Leaving these hopeless kids who are still under the maturing process with several severe disabilities. Some scientists believe this new generation will face huge problems with learning, memory, feelings, and the control of their impulses.
The study is still yet seen as higly controversial and a couple scientists believe digital natives have an opportunity to be the smartest generation ever. It will be interesting to see more studies like this one in the future.
All of the things that technology was supposed to make us better at—communicating, understanding, doing many things at once—we’re doing worse. Even though Google will always be there to provide us with answers in a pinch, Merzenich says, “I still have to believe that the invention, the creativity, these fabulous human assets, are absolutely dependent upon having rich resources and content in our very own brains.” The alternative would be to argue that we don’t need to be intelligent anymore because we’ve got machines. “Is that what we want?” he asks. “Is our goal to create a brainless society?”
So the question is out there, are we being Re-Wired? How does the dependency on technology affect our lives today?