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Smart technology (probably) isn’t making you dumber

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Technological advancement perceived as dangerous

It seems that every major scientific or technological advancement is immediately labeled "dangerous" by critics. 

  • The printing press was going to destroy our memory.
  •  Pasteur's groundbreaking work was followed by an anti-vaccine movement. 

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  • A new paper in Nature Human Behaviour states that technology is not making us dumber. The idea that smartphones and digital technology damage our biological cognitive abilities is not backed up by science. 
  • The authors believe smart technology changes how we eng...

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5 ways in which smart technologies are especially useful:

  • Complexity. Fields such as data visualization, financial accounting, and statistical analysis all benefited from the speed and accuracy of technology.
  • Reliance and skill. Advances in com...

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