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“the mere presence of these devices reduces available cognitive capacity”

Our smartphones enable—and encourage—constant connection to information, entertainment, and each other. They put the world at our fingertips, and rarely leave our sides. Although these devices have immense potential to improve welfare, their persistent presence may come at a cognitive cost.

Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity

Just look around you — at the people crouched over their phones as they walk the streets, or drive their cars, or walk their dogs, or play with their children. Observe yourself in line for coffee, or in a quick work break, or driving, or even just going to the bathroom. Visit an airport and see the sea of craned necks and dead eyes. We have gone from looking up and around to constantly looking down.

I Used to Be a Human Being

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Selbstbewertung

Die Selbstbewertung des Menschen beruht auf der Behauptung seiner Individualität. Dies folgt zu krankhaften „Luxusbildungen“ und der heutige Konsumgesellschaft und die Ausbeutung des Planeten zur Erhöhung des Lebensstandards. Mit als folgen die allgemeine und rasch um sich greifende Entfremdung von der lebenden Natur. Die Konsumgesellschaft trägt einen großen Teil der Schuld an der ästhetischen und ethischen Verrohung der Zivilisationsmenschen und das Abreißen von Traditionen.  – Konrad Lorenz

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Simple religion

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Infinite

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.

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How Facebook’s tentacles reach further than you think

“If you think just about cookies, just about mobile phone permissions, or just about the retention of metadata – each of those things, from the perspective of data analysis, are really intrusive.” – Vladan Joler

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39947942

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