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    Does the internet make us lose our minds ?

    Can you remember the telephone number of a close friend ?

    Probably not as you have the number saved on your smartphone and you search for his name before dialing.

    Is the smartphone making you dumb ?

    What appointments do you have next wednesday ?
    Do you need to consult your calender on the smartphone ?

    In Korea a sickness called digital dementia has been diagnosed by the medical profession.

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    Do you know how to make a spear from basic materials, hunt with it and then skin and cook what you catch? No? Then you clearly have dementia!
    Life is hard
    That's why no-one survives

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    This might explain the bouts of stupidity and sheer muppetry exhibited by those who use a tragedy like the Boston bombings as a Shinner bashing exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Do you know how to make a spear from basic materials, hunt with it and then skin and cook what you catch? No? Then you clearly have dementia!
    The brain needs to carry out tasks and these experiences leave 'memory traces' in our brains.
    If there are no 'memory traces' because your smartphone is taking care of the task then you have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    This might explain the bouts of stupidity and sheer muppetry exhibited by those who use a tragedy like the Boston bombings as a Shinner bashing exercise.
    Muppetry has nothing to do with digital dementia.
    Digital dementia is when you lose the ability to think for yourself.
    You may also lose the ability to think for yourself.

    Posters involved in muppetry often are bored or have an agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo9jo View Post
    Does the internet make us lose our minds ?

    Can you remember the telephone number of a close friend ?

    Probably not as you have the number saved on your smartphone and you search for his name before dialing.

    Is the smartphone making you dumb ?

    What appointments do you have next wednesday ?
    Do you need to consult your calender on the smartphone ?

    In Korea a sickness called digital dementia has been diagnosed by the medical profession.
    I did read some articles that suggested that smartphones might be bad for you because having entertainment always available means you don't daydream as much, was fascinating.

    I'll be honest, I know very few birthdays and only a few phone numbers. I don't think its a problem though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo9jo View Post
    The brain needs to carry out tasks and these experiences leave 'memory traces' in our brains.
    If there are no 'memory traces' because your smartphone is taking care of the task then you have a problem.
    But the analogy stands. I have something that does that for me now. I am not suffering with dementia I simply never learned how to do that.
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    That's why no-one survives

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo9jo View Post
    Does the internet make us lose our minds ?

    Can you remember the telephone number of a close friend ?

    Probably not as you have the number saved on your smartphone and you search for his name before dialing.

    Is the smartphone making you dumb ?

    What appointments do you have next wednesday ?
    Do you need to consult your calender on the smartphone ?

    In Korea a sickness called digital dementia has been diagnosed by the medical profession.
    Yes, I know I am smarter purely in terms of sorting and analysing data etc but my the facts at my disposal have declined considerably since I was mid 20s which is not as it should be.
    I used to beat the lot of them in university challenge now I cannot tolerate it as it exposes my horrible ignorance.
    Its the internet I tell thee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Murphy View Post
    I did read some articles that suggested that smartphones might be bad for you because having entertainment always available means you don't daydream as much, was fascinating.

    I'll be honest, I know very few birthdays and only a few phone numbers. I don't think its a problem though.
    It probably is not a big problem for you but I think it will be a huge problem for the 'digital natives' who are surrounded by smartphones, etc.

    In my view a classroom is no place for a computer, tablet-pc, etc.
    These devices do not aid the learning process.

    The only way to teach kids is to invest in teachers.

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    What was the question again?

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