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Jun 15

This Week’s Big Question: Will the Information Revolution Save Humanity or Destroy It?

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FORA.tv Big QuestionThis week’s Big Question:
Will the Information Revolution Save Humanity or Destroy It?

Our cutting-edge tech tools are overloading our minds, stopping us from focusing and thinking intelligently, says author Nicholas Carr. We are constantly being forced to take in new bits of information, short circuiting our working memory. But that’s taking too narrow a view, says author David Eagleman. The Internet and its ability to track diseases and circumvent dictators will stop the complete collapse of civilization.

Watch and share your thoughts with us in comments section below.

Two Views: Nicholas Carr and David Eagleman

Nicholas Carr: Why the Human Brain Can’t Multitask (via The Ideas Economy: Information Summit)

Epidemic Disease: Is the Internet Our Key to Survival? (via The Long Now Foundation)

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