How Not to Let Smartphones Make Us Dumber but Smarter

How Not to Let Smartphones Make Us Dumber but Smarter

Smartphones allow us to do so much, whether it is connect with others, solve math problems, spy on our friends, or track weight loss. But it seems the technology made to help us become a smarter world is actually causing people to become dumber. Could this really be happening? What can we do to ensure smartphones do not make use dumber?

Key Takeaways:

  • Research 1 has found that having a smartphone physically nearby actually causes us to perform worse on tasks than those who’s smartphones were in another room.
  • While smartphones provide us with convenience such as the ability to connect with people within seconds, they also facilitate the development of bad habits like having too much entertainment and procrastinating.
  • We get these at all hours of the day and night as a flashing beacon to check our phone, meaning it’s difficult to complete a task without interruption and distraction compared to years ago when this wouldn’t have been a problem.

“While smartphones provide us with convenience such as the ability to connect with people within seconds, they also facilitate the development of bad habits like having too much entertainment and procrastinating.”

http://www.lifehack.org/614325/how-not-to-let-smartphones-make-us-dumber-but-smarter

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