Modern people multitask constantly, from checking email while having a conversation to watching TV while writing a paper.
Unfortunately we’re no good at it.
Nicholas Carr observed this in his 2008 essay “Is Google Making Us Stoopid?” which noted how hard it was for people to immerse themselves in a book. While our “hyperactive, data-stoked minds” may someday learn to process so much information, they aren’t there yet.
More in an infographic from Online College:
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