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C''s just the internet right?

Think Christianly: C''s just the internet right?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

C''s just the internet right?

Information is not neutral and neither is the technology used to convey it. Please don't be a passive consumer. (Romans 12:1-2)

"The brains of Internet addicts, it turns out, look like the brains of drug and alcohol addicts. In a study published in January, Chinese researchers found 'abnormal white matter'—essentially extra nerve cells built for speed—in the areas charged with attention, control, and executive function. A parallel study found similar changes in the brains of videogame addicts. And both studies come on the heels of other Chinese results that link Internet addiction to 'structural abnormalities in gray matter,' namely shrinkage of 10 to 20 percent in the area of the brain responsible for processing of speech, memory, motor control, emotion, sensory, and other information. And worse, the shrinkage never stopped: the more time online, the more the brain showed signs of 'atrophy.' … And don't kid yourself: the gap between an 'Internet addict' and John Q. Public is thin to nonexistent." - Read the rest at Newsweek

H/T - Plugged in Online

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