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When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies by Robert Vamosi

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CHAPTER SEVEN
Zeroes and Ones
Think about your day. Not just the various appointments scheduled in your day planner or even the common tasks that we all perform, such as getting up, eating breakfast, going to work, lunch, and the gym, and so on. Try to think about the specific details of your day, such as the number of people waiting in line with you at Starbucks or the make and model of every car you passed on your way to and from your job. It’s hard to recall such details. It may be impossible for most of us.
The human mind has evolved to record only the most significant details, such as the presence of a predator or specific places of danger to avoid. We simply discard the rest as noise. This makes sense; we can only focus on so much information ...

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