Why Technology Isn't Making Us Dumb Link

The You Are Not So Smart podcast is one of the best things I listen to each week. It literally makes me a better person. I don’t think my enjoyment of episode 58 is purely based on confirmation bias but it was really a terrific episode. There’s in-depth discussion of what it takes for there to be social backlash against a new technology and how we can predict where the next upheaval will come from.

I was a bit gobsmacked at Clive Thompson’s research conclusions, but in a good way. The next time someone criticizes millennials about using their iPhones, maybe point out that they are actually the ones suffering from intellectual isolation. Booyah. In your face old people!