Attention-oriented life

When Trolls and Crybullies Rule the Earth

Over the past several years, teenage suicide rates have spiked horrifically. Depression rates are surging and America’s mental health over all is deteriorating. What’s going on? My answer starts with technology but is really about the sort of consciousness online life induces. When communication styles change, so do people. In 1982, the scholar Walter Ong described the way, centuries ago, a shift from an oral to a printed culture transformed human consciousness. ….[READ]

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