Matthew Hennessey, editor at the Wall Street Journal, writes on,

For many of us, media—by which I mean use of any device with a screen—is the oxygen we breathe. We need it everywhere. We can’t work, play, or relax without it.

‘Digital natives,’ born and raised in the internet era, don’t even recognize it as a problem. It’s just life. Grown-ups these days can’t concentrate, either.

A Canadian study showed that while the average human attention span was 12 seconds in 2000, nearly 20 years of internet influence has pushed that down to eight seconds. We are all losing our ability to sustain concentration. We’ve all gone voluntarily down this path.

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