Digital Equilibrium

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Kamau 1 Paul Kamau Prof McIntire English 1102 02/02/2010 Digital Equilibrium Rachel Dretzin documentary “Frontline: Digital Nation” offers an all encompassing look at developing trends in technology and the results that come with it. Digital Nation primarily focuses on the cause and effect of a growing digitized age, the impact digital technology has on digital natives, relationships, the professional world, education and interactions in the virtual world. She takes us deeper into this cultural revolution exploring the possibilities and sobering realities of this wired world we are living in. Digital Nation is enlightening as it handles issues very familiar to us. A cornerstone of this digital revolution is the rise in multitasking. We live in an age where more and more is required of us. To be successful, we must demonstrate our ability to handle more with less time. Jennifer Johns, a middle school teacher says, “I think there's something to be said for multitasking; I think that teaching students to multitask is really important for their future jobs.” Critics question whether tech gadgetry such as laptops yields more negative than positive results. They are seen as distractions, barriers to the learning experience. Prof Clifford Nass, a teacher at Stanford University argues, “You walk around the world and you see people multitasking. They're playing games and they're reading email and they're on Facebook. Yet classic psychology says that's impossible, no one can do that. In general, our brains can't do two things at once”. Not every task requires the same amount of attention for example while driving requires complete focus, listening to a lecture may not. Multitasking is a critical point in this
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Kamau 2 digital culture but I wouldn’t go as far as to say that we’ve done ourselves “disservice” as others
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