Our attention has been destroyed by smart phones. Nobody can be bored for even one second. People check their smart phones sitting at traffic lights. Clerks check them between customers. Even the guy holding the stop/slow sign on the road crew checks his phone waiting to turn the sign to the other position.
We know this bad for kids’ creativity and development because they have lost the ability for imaginative play. Traditional toys continue to be recommended over digital toys. But what if there is a benefit to all of this smart phone usage. And I mean for adults, not kids. Has literacy improved? Has creativity improved? People are reading their feeds more than people read the newspaper. People are writing updates and sharing pictures. Maybe as we are re-wiring our brains for the worse we are creating some benefit for society.