Multitasking, Digital Age, iPads and iPods
Advancement in technology has really changed the world we live in. This has led to the changes in our lifestyles, relationships, work, and access to information among others. In fact, the digital era has revolutionized every aspect of our lives. One of the most affected aspects of our lives is concerned with multitasking. Unlike in the past when working involved one task at a time, today's world is full of distractions, thanks to the multiple opportunities that have been presented by the digital era. Social media and the internet are one of the main contributors of the multitasking phenomenon.
In this age, laptops, iPads and iPods are the trending gadgets that every person must have. It is therefore not surprising to find a person having a chat on Facebook, listening to music on an iPod, researching on the Google search engine, emailing and talking on the phone all at once. However, despite the increased productivity of a person that may be perceived from juggling between activities, the actual result of multitasking may just be the exact opposite.
[...] This can result to boredom in the absence of the electronic gadget. The addiction has also been observed to cause permanent damages to the brain. In support of this, the scientists argue that lack of focus and fracturing persists even after the multitasking is over. In their research, the scientists pose that the lure caused by digital stimulation is slightly higher than that caused by addictives such as drugs, sex and alcohol (Richtel, para. 8). While refuting the myth that most people have of increased productivity with multitasking, the scientists argue that studies carried out on the same show that heavy multi-taskers have a problem focusing and are likely to be stressed. [...]
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[...] Multitasking also has negative effects as it impairs our performance of the different tasks involved. This is especially so if the tasks are very involving. According to Belk & Llamas (2013) the digital era has necessitated the need for multitasking in our lives. The authors are of the idea that multitasking is important as we are surrounded by electronic devices that pose different demands on our attention. However, they are quick to acknowledge the different levels of involvement that each of these devices demand from us. [...]
[...] Surname 1 Multitasking in the Digital Age 1 Surname 2 Multitasking in the Digital Age Introduction Advancement in technology has really changed the world we live in. This has led to the changes in our lifestyles, relationships, work, and access to information among others. In fact, the digital era has revolutionized every aspect of our lives. One of the most affected aspects of our lives is concerned with multitasking. Unlike in the past when working involved one task at a time, today's world is full of distractions, thanks to the multiple opportunities that have been presented by the digital era. [...]
[...] In addition, he advises that people should limit the use of electronic gadgets by their children. It is his suggestion that children should not be allowed to access electronic gadgets without 7 Surname 8 monitoring. As such, those who use their computers for studies should be regulated on the number of hours that they should be on the computers to avoid their misuse (M. Richtel 17) Surname 9 Bibliography Belk, Russell W. and Rosa Llamas. The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption. New York: Routledge Crovitz, L. Gordon. [...]
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