View Full Version : Microsoft study shows that tech is shortening your attention span like a goldfish

05-19-2015, 05:01 PM
People are now worse than goldfish. :lol:


Microsoft study shows that tech is shortening your attention span

Think the abundance of technology in your life is making it harder to concentrate for long periods? Microsoft might just have some evidence to support your theory. It recently published a study (conducted using both surveys and EEG scans) suggesting that the average attention span has fallen precipitously since the start of the century. While people could focus on a task for 12 seconds back in 2000, that figure dropped to 8 seconds in 2013 -- about one second less than a goldfish.

Reportedly, a lot of that reduction stems from a combination of smartphones and an avalanche of content. Many younger people find themselves compulsively checking their phones, and the glut of things to do on the web (such as social networking) makes it all too easy to find diversions.

Thankfully, it's not all bad. While tech is hurting attention spans overall, it also appears to improve your abilities to both multitask and concentrate in short bursts. You not only get a better sense of what deserves your attention, but do a better job of committing useful things to memory. There are limits to these improvements (heavy social networking tends to make things worse as a whole), but you can take comfort in knowing that there's an upside to your gadget addictions.


05-19-2015, 05:19 PM
The simpler things get with Tech.... so do we.

05-19-2015, 06:09 PM
simpler doesn't mean not stupider- were all implicated- so the natural reaction is to pretend were not more given over to mental retardation (as a transitory verb)

05-19-2015, 06:13 PM

05-19-2015, 08:44 PM
https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDw5Q-WHVVMSf8V&w=487&h=255&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fincoming% 2Farticle10252027.ece%2Fbinary%2Foriginal%2Fsandra 1.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1

This Orangutan (Sandra) has been given Human Rights in Argentina- so it can now claim to be let out of the zoo as it is against its rights- It can be given full compensation and move into a downtown New York apartment.

David Cameron the New Old Prime Minister of The Britlanders and his band of merry men have repealed the human rights act for Britain- so not only have we got the attention of a goldfish we now have less rights (no rights) than a monkey.

05-20-2015, 10:41 AM
That Moonkey sure does look delicious.

05-20-2015, 09:00 PM
That Moonkey sure does look delicious.

Any parts in particular?

05-20-2015, 11:25 PM
Any parts in particular?

The Penis.

05-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Well I cant post an image here it would break NFSW rules in a bunch of countries around the world like Argentina.

05-21-2015, 11:21 PM
fuck the rules, post my monkey penis!

05-22-2015, 01:30 AM
just for you spider-


tomorrow its getting censored


05-22-2015, 03:06 AM
Mmmmm mouth watering.

05-22-2015, 04:38 PM
hahahahah lol.