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FRONT PAGE  |  7/1/2016
FRIDAY, APR 22, 2005  |  6 comments
Email, Txtng reduces mental capability?


Scientists believe ‘infomania’ can hit our ability to concentrate and cause permanent loss of intelligence. Picture: Donald Macleod

CONSTANT text messaging and e-mailing causes a reduction in mental capability equivalent to the loss of ten IQ points, according to research.

Tapping away on a mobile phone or computer keypad or checking messages on a handheld gadget temporarily reduces the performance of the brain, according to the study into the effects of "infomania".

The psychologist behind the research has concluded that obsessive use of phones and e-mail devices could impair mental capability even more than smoking cannabis - and suggested the modern culture of information could cause a permanent drop in intelligence.

"It is obvious that full concentration is impossible when we have one eye on e-mails or text messages," said Dr Glenn Wilson, a psychologist at the University of London who conducted the study of 1,000 adults. "But we found that mental performance, the capability of the brain, was also reduced. Workers ...


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News Item5/5/05 6:15 PM
John | San Jose, CA  
Also, progress of any kind, over time,
tends to raise peoples' expectations
and reduce their capacity to be content
with what they have.

Otherwise Harold Wilson might have been
right regarding his prediction about
technology.

JSS

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News Item4/23/05 4:43 PM
Rory McClure | Worcester  
Mike

You've discovered humanism's cruel trick then. Get twice the work for a single household wage by getting women away from looking after their own children and get them into the work place. Big business and government get more money and children and families suffer.

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News Item4/23/05 7:43 AM
Daniel Lee Ford | Spring Arbor, Mich.  
Neil :
another Parkinson's Law
"The matters most debated in a deliberative body tend to be the minor ones where everybody understands the issues"
shows you're right to change the debate to the more fundamental aspect of WISDOM: not "infomania" but 'hypo-sophia'.

The population of those who show a lack of wisdom in allowing distraction from what should be their primary focus is thus self-sorting for diminished intelligence; "infomania".

2 Pet. 1:
19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:"
We need to take heed to the sure word of the Lord , and not let the side issues divert our attention.
Shut off the 'e-mail or voicemails' of the world and think on these things.

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News Item4/22/05 8:18 PM
Mike | New York  
True, Neil

Your comments reminded me of a couple of other realities:

Prices increase as personal incomes increase. Note it pretty much takes longer to pay down a mortgage with two-income households than it did not too long ago when single incomes were commonplace.

The other is- government increases to meet the needs of an expanding government

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News Item4/22/05 8:11 PM
Goofus  
Huh? Whts ths abt? I nt undrstnd....?
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News Item4/22/05 6:48 PM
Neil | Tucson  
Lack of intelligence today is not the problem. Lack of wisdom is.

Further down, one reads:

"[40] years ago, Harold Wilson predicted we would only have to work a 20-hour week because of the benefits of new technology"

A corollary to Parkinson's Law proved him wrong: work expands to fill time available.

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