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If Technology Makes Us Dumber, Why Are We Getting Smarter?
September 26, 2012 – 4:44 pm | 2 Comments
If Technology Makes Us Dumber, Why Are We Getting Smarter?

We often think of Information Overload as sapping our intelligence and decreasing our reasoning powers, but, starting in the early 1900s and continuing to the present day, Americans who have taken standardized IQ tests have …

All the News That’s Fit to View
September 21, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment
All the News That’s Fit to View

The volume of news we create, and by news I mean news reporting, not newsworthy events, is mind-boggling. As someone who studies this as a form of Information Overload, the sheer quantity of reporting never …

Are You Sleeping Well?
September 14, 2012 – 5:09 pm | No Comment
Are You Sleeping Well?

Look around your bedroom. Are there tiny beams of light, maybe blue ones and/or green ones? Or a red one? Is there a glow emanating from a digital clock or clock radio?
According to both common …

We Are Talking And Singing on Mars Now
September 7, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
We Are Talking And Singing on Mars Now

The sheer volume of information and content that is produced on Earth is mind numbing. For example, over 35 hours of video footage is uploaded to YouTube every minute. But earthly boundaries aren’t enough. Now, …