Don’t re-tweet if you wish to remember… Just draw. [OR: How the world is now lifeless]

In a digital world where information is at your fingertips, be prepared to hold on tight before it slips right through them. Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen. And this applies not only to what you have shared online but also to other things you read about AFTER you have surfed the Internet sharing things online! The Internet overload can spill over and diminish performance in the real world. (1)

In another research: Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory. (2)

All in all, the same conclusion: Remove the personal interference with what you do and your will lose connection with it. A simple cold click on a mouse is not the same as flipping the pages on a book, which in turn is not the same as living what you read in the book.

We used to be Gods.

Creating the cosmos as we acted.

Now we just read and click.

Now the world is empty.




Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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