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Our Multitasking Generation of the Information Age
Posted 12/28/09 , edited 12/28/09
Regardless of how focused we can be on an individual level, the very act of our multitasking habit requires us to simply manage a lot of tasks linked to multiple information sources. However, I think there's a price to pay for our multitasking generation of the information age; we're becoming the "jacks of all trades, and masters of none".

In fact, there's a chance that our multitasking habit can middle our brain's ability to focus on what we're doing(citation). While our children of the information age are performing poorly with them quickly generating massive quantity of information, but are qualitatively useless and irrelevant because of how pointless these information are(citation).

Furthermore, what we're experiencing here isn't just a passing phase or an upcoming trend, but an elaborated and graduated shift of our cognitive pattern on a collective level. Due to the fact that since the late 1980's, our public education system had been reforming and restructuring to adapt and adopt the information age. Simply by our governments funding the computer industries with our tax dollar, to upgrade our public schools with faster computers and networks for a greater public computer accessibility. All in the name of "computer literacy"; a straw-man proposal back then because our teachers didn't have a clear definition of the standard and extend for an individual to be "computer literate"(citation).

And let's face it, our individual computer accessibility on the private level can be more extensive and excessive, than our collective computer accessibility on the public level. The personalized multitasking devices with internet accessibility like i-Phone and Blackberry notwithstanding, I myself am conducting this extensive discussion using information made available via the internet. Right here on my very own PC with internet access. And heck, I'm just doing it because I find this topic to be highly challenging, and therefore it amuses me.

I highly recommend the book "The Child and the Machine: How Computers Put Our Children's Education at Risk" to anyone who would like to know more about the history of our education system adapting and adopting the information age. For the reality is that our teachers aren't nearly as ready as they should be for preparing our children for the information age(citation). But in the mean time, what's your thoughts and feelings about this topic?
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Posted 12/28/09
'Nothing to really add.. BUT it is a odd little thing I Like to say.. It seems wile Multitasking seems to have negative affects on students. Kids born with ADD. Seem to work more effectively multitasking than children who do not. THC has been shown to be a very affective remedy for kids with ADD as well. SO in the very close future the kids with mild ADD might have the advantage in life. '
Posted 12/29/09 , edited 12/29/09

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

'Nothing to really add.. BUT it is a odd little thing I Like to say.. It seems wile Multitasking seems to have negative affects on students. Kids born with ADD. Seem to work more effectively multitasking than children who do not. THC has been shown to be a very affective remedy for kids with ADD as well. SO in the very close future the kids with mild ADD might have the advantage in life. '

You mean ADD as in Attention Deficit Disorder, correct? Well then when you can find an ADD individual who can manage to complete a single task without the use of drug or rely on any form of supervision. Then I just might reconsider the fact that people with ADD keep switching tasks without them completing one, is the same as normal people multitasking by them actually managing several tasks at once.

Don't get multitasking confused with ADD symptoms, when you didn't observe how individuals with real ADD behave like I did.
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Posted 12/29/09

DomFortress wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

'Nothing to really add.. BUT it is a odd little thing I Like to say.. It seems wile Multitasking seems to have negative affects on students. Kids born with ADD. Seem to work more effectively multitasking than children who do not. THC has been shown to be a very affective remedy for kids with ADD as well. SO in the very close future the kids with mild ADD might have the advantage in life. '

You mean ADD and in Attention Deficit Disorder, correct? Well then when you can find an ADD individual who can manage to complete a single task without the use of drug or rely on any form of supervision. Then I just might reconsider the fact that people with ADD keep switching tasks without them completing one, is the same as normal people multitasking by them actually managing several tasks at once.

Don't get multitasking confused with ADD symptoms, when you didn't observe how individuals with real ADD behave like I did.


Your looking at one.. As a kid I was forced to take drugs for my ADD. up to high school. After that I would not take any drugs for my ADD.

I MADE it through 8 years of collage with no use of drugs... I also learn three languages... Not bad for a drug free person who has ADD.. (that is right drug free.. Other than drinking a few beers on the weekends.)

'You find that multitasking is something that aids me to finish things, because it allows my mind to not linger on one task for to long. keeping my mind working on a few things back and fourth keeps me going and improving.'

Posted 12/29/09 , edited 12/29/09

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

'Nothing to really add.. BUT it is a odd little thing I Like to say.. It seems wile Multitasking seems to have negative affects on students. Kids born with ADD. Seem to work more effectively multitasking than children who do not. THC has been shown to be a very affective remedy for kids with ADD as well. SO in the very close future the kids with mild ADD might have the advantage in life. '

You mean ADD and in Attention Deficit Disorder, correct? Well then when you can find an ADD individual who can manage to complete a single task without the use of drug or rely on any form of supervision. Then I just might reconsider the fact that people with ADD keep switching tasks without them completing one, is the same as normal people multitasking by them actually managing several tasks at once.

Don't get multitasking confused with ADD symptoms, when you didn't observe how individuals with real ADD behave like I did.


Your looking at one.. As a kid I was forced to take drugs for my ADD. up to high school. After that I would not take any drugs for my ADD.

I MADE it through 8 years of collage with no use of drugs... I also learn three languages... Not bad for a drug free person who has ADD.. (that is right drug free.. Other than drinking a few beers on the weekends.)

'You find that multitasking is something that aids me to finish things, because it allows my mind to not linger on one task for to long. keeping my mind working on a few things back and fourth keeps me going and improving.'


Then the next question is are you representing the majority or just an individual case with ADD/ADHD? When not all public education system is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, because not all of our children are born with ADD/ADHD.

This is the kind of shift in cognitive thinking that individuals with ADD/ADHD simply can't do; independent and in-depth thinking in order to perceive beyond the superficial and the obvious. AKA perception and alteration of information based on a progression of adapting and adopting real concepts. Or what's simply known as personality and character growth.

And did you know how many individuals were "misdiagnosed" as kids with ADD/ADHD? When just like the straw-man proposal of "computer literacy", the initial finding of ADD/ADHD had a lot of individuals misdiagnosed because the majority of psychiatrists didn't know the exact definition and standard of what ADD/ADHD is. But their research were funded by the governments with tax dollar, in order to generate clinical reports to support ADD/ADHD medicines.

P.S. I told you I can make this debate challenging, and I intend to keep my words.
Posted 1/1/10
Computers are being misused. Multitasking I'd say is best handled for limited amounts of time by people and extended amounts of time by machines. ADD to me is merely a label stuck to the foreheads of children by adults who want only to cultivate slaves from the herd. I have dealt with symptoms of ADHD but was never diagnosed with the disorder. I was proscribed several proscription drugs and even faced the possibility of death from Prozac due to it complicating my heart's ability to function since it has a prolapsed valve.

The big businesses want cattle. They want all the children brainwashed so their coffers are filled many times over through thankless effort. It sickens me to the point of refusing to have children and provokes my attitude into gloomy misanthropy.
Posted 1/1/10

Jiggalo wrote:

Computers are being misused. Multitasking I'd say is best handled for limited amounts of time by people and extended amounts of time by machines. ADD to me is merely a label stuck to the foreheads of children by adults who want only to cultivate slaves from the herd. I have dealt with symptoms of ADHD but was never diagnosed with the disorder. I was proscribed several proscription drugs and even faced the possibility of death from Prozac due to it complicating my heart's ability to function since it has a prolapsed valve.

The big businesses want cattle. They want all the children brainwashed so their coffers are filled many times over through thankless effort. It sickens me to the point of refusing to have children and provokes my attitude into gloomy misanthropy.


well that's human nature, anything that is suppose to be good and helpful to man kind always turns out to hurt us due to our own greediness and selfishness
Posted 1/1/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:

Computers are being misused. Multitasking I'd say is best handled for limited amounts of time by people and extended amounts of time by machines. ADD to me is merely a label stuck to the foreheads of children by adults who want only to cultivate slaves from the herd. I have dealt with symptoms of ADHD but was never diagnosed with the disorder. I was proscribed several proscription drugs and even faced the possibility of death from Prozac due to it complicating my heart's ability to function since it has a prolapsed valve.

The big businesses want cattle. They want all the children brainwashed so their coffers are filled many times over through thankless effort. It sickens me to the point of refusing to have children and provokes my attitude into gloomy misanthropy.


well that's human nature, anything that is suppose to be good and helpful to man kind always turns out to hurt us due to our own greediness and selfishness


Much of the time, that is true. And when people try to help, they get branded as hypocrites (also might even turn out to be) and have their work stripped away as though it never happened. Exploitation is the primary mode of human swine, devouring and contribute nothing in return. All this is pretty basic. Survival of the fittest took a turn for the worse when certain people got a hold of it.

When things get really bad, mankind gets apathetic. Once in a while, we are graced with an unlikely hero to save us all because most people just don't have the guts to stand up and change things.
Posted 1/1/10 , edited 1/1/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:

Computers are being misused. Multitasking I'd say is best handled for limited amounts of time by people and extended amounts of time by machines. ADD to me is merely a label stuck to the foreheads of children by adults who want only to cultivate slaves from the herd. I have dealt with symptoms of ADHD but was never diagnosed with the disorder. I was proscribed several proscription drugs and even faced the possibility of death from Prozac due to it complicating my heart's ability to function since it has a prolapsed valve.

The big businesses want cattle. They want all the children brainwashed so their coffers are filled many times over through thankless effort. It sickens me to the point of refusing to have children and provokes my attitude into gloomy misanthropy.


well that's human nature, anything that is suppose to be good and helpful to man kind always turns out to hurt us due to our own greediness and selfishness


Jiggalo wrote:
Much of the time, that is true. And when people try to help, they get branded as hypocrites (also might even turn out to be) and have their work stripped away as though it never happened. Exploitation is the primary mode of human swine, devouring and contribute nothing in return. All this is pretty basic. Survival of the fittest took a turn for the worse when certain people got a hold of it.

When things get really bad, mankind gets apathetic. Once in a while, we are graced with an unlikely hero to save us all because most people just don't have the guts to stand up and change things.

Well I say some of us don't give up hope. And in doing so, one individual found a new direction for our creative ability.

Therefore even our greed and selfishness won't be a burden anymore, when by us finding our individual purposes in self-awareness, we can each create our own individual values of self-worth. And we'll no longer need material wealth or social status, when we can all be true masters of our own selves.
Posted 1/2/10

DomFortress wrote:


CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:

Computers are being misused. Multitasking I'd say is best handled for limited amounts of time by people and extended amounts of time by machines. ADD to me is merely a label stuck to the foreheads of children by adults who want only to cultivate slaves from the herd. I have dealt with symptoms of ADHD but was never diagnosed with the disorder. I was proscribed several proscription drugs and even faced the possibility of death from Prozac due to it complicating my heart's ability to function since it has a prolapsed valve.

The big businesses want cattle. They want all the children brainwashed so their coffers are filled many times over through thankless effort. It sickens me to the point of refusing to have children and provokes my attitude into gloomy misanthropy.


well that's human nature, anything that is suppose to be good and helpful to man kind always turns out to hurt us due to our own greediness and selfishness


Jiggalo wrote:
Much of the time, that is true. And when people try to help, they get branded as hypocrites (also might even turn out to be) and have their work stripped away as though it never happened. Exploitation is the primary mode of human swine, devouring and contribute nothing in return. All this is pretty basic. Survival of the fittest took a turn for the worse when certain people got a hold of it.

When things get really bad, mankind gets apathetic. Once in a while, we are graced with an unlikely hero to save us all because most people just don't have the guts to stand up and change things.

Well I say some of us don't give up hope. And in doing so, one individual found a new direction for our creative ability.

Therefore even our greed and selfishness won't be a burden anymore, when by us finding our individual purposes in self-awareness, we can each create our own individual values of self-worth. And we'll no longer need material wealth or social status, when we can all be true masters of our own selves.


One step at a time is the only pace we can move ahead at. When we find out who we are, then we can really see what the next move will be. No great civilization was built in a day, nor a great character.
Posted 1/2/10

Jiggalo wrote:



One step at a time is the only pace we can move ahead at. When we find out who we are, then we can really see what the next move will be. No great civilization was built in a day, nor a great character.

That's why my GF refers me as a "humanized bulldozer".
Posted 1/2/10

DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



One step at a time is the only pace we can move ahead at. When we find out who we are, then we can really see what the next move will be. No great civilization was built in a day, nor a great character.

That's why my GF refers me as a "humanized bulldozer".


Then after that, I imagine we might have humanized freight trains, which outweigh a bulldozer greatly while producing more horsepower. The ability to see possibilities beyond what we currently have is the path leading towards unending progress. I'm reminded of science fiction in how we imagine a possibility then eventually make it a reality.
Posted 1/2/10

Jiggalo wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



One step at a time is the only pace we can move ahead at. When we find out who we are, then we can really see what the next move will be. No great civilization was built in a day, nor a great character.

That's why my GF refers me as a "humanized bulldozer".


Then after that, I imagine we might have humanized freight trains, which outweigh a bulldozer greatly while producing more horsepower. The ability to see possibilities beyond what we currently have is the path leading towards unending progress. I'm reminded of science fiction in how we imagine a possibility then eventually make it a reality.

Well we still need a path-clearing bulldozer, so we can lay out tracks for the humanized freight trains known as "humanity".

Now I see why religious prophets like to speak in metaphor. I have to admit it's a fun and creative method of expression.
Posted 1/2/10

DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



One step at a time is the only pace we can move ahead at. When we find out who we are, then we can really see what the next move will be. No great civilization was built in a day, nor a great character.

That's why my GF refers me as a "humanized bulldozer".


Then after that, I imagine we might have humanized freight trains, which outweigh a bulldozer greatly while producing more horsepower. The ability to see possibilities beyond what we currently have is the path leading towards unending progress. I'm reminded of science fiction in how we imagine a possibility then eventually make it a reality.

Well we still need a path-clearing bulldozer, so we can lay out tracks for the humanized freight trains known as "humanity".

Now I see why religious prophets like to speak in metaphor. I have to admit it's a fun and creative method of expression.


Entirely true. Metaphors are very fun. Imagine a humanized bulldozer in the sense of a drunken linebacker. Not very much can stop him from doing what he wants to do. LOL
Posted 1/2/10

Jiggalo wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



One step at a time is the only pace we can move ahead at. When we find out who we are, then we can really see what the next move will be. No great civilization was built in a day, nor a great character.

That's why my GF refers me as a "humanized bulldozer".


Then after that, I imagine we might have humanized freight trains, which outweigh a bulldozer greatly while producing more horsepower. The ability to see possibilities beyond what we currently have is the path leading towards unending progress. I'm reminded of science fiction in how we imagine a possibility then eventually make it a reality.

Well we still need a path-clearing bulldozer, so we can lay out tracks for the humanized freight trains known as "humanity".

Now I see why religious prophets like to speak in metaphor. I have to admit it's a fun and creative method of expression.


Entirely true. Metaphors are very fun. Imagine a humanized bulldozer in the sense of a drunken linebacker. Not very much can stop him from doing what he wants to do. LOL

In that case check out this humanized bulldozer at 09:14 having fun with metaphor.
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