Here's a discussion we'll be having in our family over the coming days. This fall we will have four kids in college (one as dual credit for high school/college), one younger high schooler, and one middle school student. I think it's a good time for all of us to stop and take stock of how the wonderful advances in technology that give us so many unprecedented opportunities have also changed our brains, our attention spans, and our priorities. Despite the advantages, the many electronic extensions of the brain are threatening the life of the mind.
And though Dr. Mohler's post focuses on college students, few of us are immune to the downsides of the information and communication jungle we find ourselves in. Your grandmother may be immune, but trust me: your mother is not :-)
The Challenge of Attention in the Digital Age
hat tip: The Papa