What are you using your brain for anyway?
A new study suggest the mere presence of a smartphone reduces a person’s cognitive ability…. Researchers believe the findings suggest that the mere presence of one’s smartphone reduces available cognitive capacity and impairs cognitive functioning, even though people feel they’re giving their full attention and focus to the task at hand.
On the one hand, oh no, you’re getting dumber. On the other hand, how smart are you now? How’s that working out for you? How much are you enjoying watching every stupid possibility become your constant stupid reality? How wonderful does it feel to be alive to the incredible idiocy that is life here in 2017? How helpful is your precious intelligence as you observe fatuity on a scale that would have been unimaginable even a year ago become not only commonplace but celebrated? How enjoyable is your awareness that it only gets worse from here, that every asinine thing you look down at now will at some point soon — some point very soon — seem like a work of genius by comparison? Wouldn’t you want to be one of the dumb people, so you can be amazed by all the astounding things that are happening all the time now? Wouldn’t you give anything to take away the pain that comes from your consistent comprehension of just how awful everything always is these days? If I were you I’d keep that smartphone with me at all times. I’d bring it into the bathroom with me. I’d put it under my pillow at night. I’d fall asleep to its soothing glow and wake to its friendly screen. I would make myself as dumb as I could as quickly as possible. And don’t kid yourself, it’s a race against reality to see who can get dumber faster. Put your smartphone inside you. It’s the only way. Phone help make better brain for you. Do now.