Digital Technology

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Technology is an element of human existence that evolves according to generational progression. Every generation has approached technology and how it impacts their lives quite differently. Younger generations incessantly express their impatience with their predecessor’s deliberateness to integrate innovative technologies into their daily lives, while their predecessors are bewildered as to why their successors are so eager to incorporate such raw technologies. The common terminology used for this difference of opinion is known as a “generational gap”. Historically, we can observe this dispute through the information revolution initiated by Johannes Guttenberg, the inventor of the printing press. Guttenberg’s invention resulted in…show more content…
Their revelation: “The brain’s plasticity is not limited to the somatosensory cortex, the area that governs our sense of touch. It’s universal. Virtually all of our neural circuits—whether they’re involved in feeling, seeing, hearing, moving, thinking, learning, perceiving, or remembering—are subject to change.” (Carr, 26) Carr ultimately reveals that the brain is actually extremely malleable and highly adaptive. In addition, the brain’s cellular connections are constantly being enhanced due to the constant adaptations and restructurings. Ian Jukes, author of Understanding the Digital Generation, acknowledges the constant alterations of the brain cells as a product of two critical factors—first, the input of experiences we have, and second, the intensity and duration of those experiences. This theory can be confirmed by the famous study conducted by the University College of London who discovered: London cabdrivers had generally larger regions in their brain dedicated to spatial memory than an ordinary resident in London. Scientists concluded that the hippocampus region of the brain, which is associated with memory function, was larger in the taxi drivers than the residential drivers. In response to the University’s findings, Steven Johnson, author of
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