Tuesday, June 05, 2012

"We are forcing people to adapt to a new life pace, to confront novel situations and master them in even shorter intervals... We are forcing them to choose among fast-multiplying options. We are, in other words, forcing them to process information at a far more rapid pace than was necessary in slowly-evolving societies. There can be little doubt that we are subjecting at least some of them to cognitive overstimulation. What consequences this may have for mental health in the techno-societies has yet to be determined." Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (1970)

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