As I have long suspected as a psychology graduate, the internet seems to be changing the neurological makeup of our brains. One of the scariest
changes is it's affect on the ability to do any complex thinking or analysis, even planning ahead.
Another major change seems to be from linear to non-linear thinking, at least in reading. According to the linked article, literature professors are
finding that their students are unable to read books.
Brain scans are starting to show changes in the neurological makeup of human brains due to internet use. In addition, an Israeli study found that
although engineering students thought they were better at comprehending information on screens, they were really better at comprehending information
Of course, for the individual, the brain can still be trained to be able to read books and complex thought, but it takes an effort.
My question is how does this impact social relationships, even government? If people cannot think for themselves, the government could step in.
Another thing is this - even if an individual is capable of complex thought, there is no where to go. For thousands of years we as humans have had a
complicated real-life network of complex thought that was peer reviewed for accuracy.
Now complex thought seems to be fragmenting into isolated bubbles.
One other way to look at this is from the perspective of the progression of the ages from Pisces to Aquarius. Oddly enough, at first glance, the
changes seem to be in line with the signs.
There was a thread written a bit back about how the www could be the Mark of the Beast. Well - how many of you are finding an unusual kinship with
animals? I do these days.
The neurological changes could be aligning our thought processes with animals, or beasts. Therefore Mark of the Beast becomes descriptive rather than
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Ability to Read Books