Technology is developing rapidly. It is an essential part of how we live our daily lives–in a mental and physical sense, and in professional and personal environments. Cybercognition explores the ideas of technology addiction, brain training, and much more. This text provides readers with a guide to understanding concepts related to the online world. It answers important questions: • What is the impact of digital technology on our learning, memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision making? • If we continue to use digital technology on a large scale, can it change the way we think? • Can human cognition keep up with technology? Suitable for students on Cyberpsychology and Cognitive Psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an inquiring mind.
Chapter 12: The End Where Do We Go from Here?
The End Where Do We Go from Here?
As we have seen throughout this book, the use (and mere presence) of digital technology can have an influence on human cognition. Although I have attempted to strike a balance between both the positives and the negatives, some readers may come away with the notion that it is all doom and gloom. This isn’t the case and there are some really good examples where digital technology can aid individuals in their day-to-day lives. Smartphones present individuals with newer and more innovative ways of recording, transferring and presenting information, and allow this material to be accessed by an increasingly wider audience. Likewise, those individuals or environments that were previously isolated, ...