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IPFS News Link • Science, Medicine and Technology

Technology Is Becoming Indistinguishable From Reality

• by Melissa Dykes

Recent studies show that the average person spends some 50 days of their lives each year online now. So much is being communicated so quickly, it's becoming impossible to keep up and physically process it all. The UN's World Health Organization just officially recognized burnout as a medical diagnosis. As the images in our media consumption are going by faster and faster, in the past two decades we have gone from commercials training our brains to accept piecemeal soundbites of information on television screens to computer platforms like Vine and Twitter training us to communicate in short time or character limits on smartphone screens.