Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Today's Show: Are You Distracted?

4:30pm EST: Maggie Jackson believes that despite our wondrous technologies and scientific advances, we are nurturing a culture of diffusion, fragmentation, and detachment. Our attention is scattered among the beeps and pings of a push-button world, she says, and we are less and less able to pause, reflect and deeply connect. In Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, Maggie Jackson wonders about our increasingly cyber-centric world and joins us to talk about it this afternoon.

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