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Are We Digital Dummies?

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by herick.moniz@radio-canada.ca  uploaded 5 years ago
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<p>Doc Zone investigates how our love affair with technology taxes our brains, leaving us chronically distracted, less productive and possibly a lot less happy.<br /><br /> One thing is certain about human nature &mdash; we're born talkers. Our urge to communicate is universal. And now with today's technology we can talk to anybody, anywhere, at anytime. Twelve billion text messages are sent worldwide every day. Thirteen million Canadians are Facebook users. And some, like Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, now say they can&rsquo;t live without their personal devices. But is all this access to technology actually making our lives better? <br /><br /> Are We Digital Dummies? takes a hard look at the risks associated with using so much tech gear, whether we're in the office, at home, behind the wheel of a car or in meetings, where cell phone use has re-written the rules of etiquette. Among experts, there is growing concern that our brains simply aren't wired to keep up with all the modern demands for our attention.<br /><br /> "I don't think I've met a single person who says they're happy managing the technology pace," says Tod Maffin, a Canadian technology guru. "One of the problems with living in an 'always on' society is we perceive the need to always be on."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <hr /> </p> <p style="text-align: center;">Watch for the new Doc Zone program<strong><br /><span style="font-size: medium; color: #ff0000;">FACEBOOK FOLLIES</span><br /></strong>available in April 2012</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a title="Email us" href="http://www.cbclearning.ca/shopping-tools/email-learning">Ask us</a> about it!</p> <iframe width="450" height="253" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MH4xy5-6Z3Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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