Multitasking Can Make You Lose By Alina Tugend

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Technology, Multitaskers, and Questionable Skills
Throughout the last couple of decades, technology has progressed taking us further into a more developed and informative world. The internet has played a major role in this progression and altered the way in which we communicate and interact. Some may ask, “where would we be without technology and the internet?” or “I need my phone, where’s my phone?” The constant need for technology is interfering with daily activities and aiding in the masses being less aware of their surroundings which causes frustration and disconnects human interaction.
At the forefront of society, technology looms over humanity with its ever-changing face and has taken precedence over priorities, increase multitasking, …show more content…

Alina Tugend writes for the New York Times and speaks of this “rapidly switching from one task to another,” in her article “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus.” One can do many tasks simultaneously, but you “sacrifice focus” because there is too much going on as Tugend quotes psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell. Tugend also brings to light the topic of text-messaging and driving and that this combination can most likely be fatal. She says, “we should focus on one thing at a time, but the real world doesn’t work that way.” People feel the constant need to always be doing something, whether it’s checking their cell phone with every notification sound that it makes or when they attend college classes and feel that their teacher must cater to their entitlement as Simpson’s students behave in her …show more content…

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