The evolution of computers will distract humans more and make them foolish


Computer technology is progressing day by day, and around us there are lots of technologies such as PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc. that make life convenient. The accomplishments that ancient people did are even easier to do with modern technology. However, in fact it is predicted that it will not work as it will "get distracted" by the advancement of technology in many cases.

The Problem With Multitasking: The New Yorker

When Steve Jobs worked for Atari, "BreakoutThere was an anecdote that I was asked to reduce the parts of the circuit of the circuit in 4 days and asked his friend, Steve Wozniak, to consult with them and worked without going to bed with 4 people for 4 days.

As a story similar to this, the writer'sFranz KafkaIt was "I sat down in front of a typewriter at September 22, 1912, started writing a novel, I wrote" The Judgment "in 8 hours," or the writerJack KerouacSet a tracing paper of length 120 feet (about 36.6 m) called "scroll (scroll)" into the typewriter and keep typing without changing the paper and after three weeksStreetThere was a thing that completed the draft of "

Tim Wu of The New Yorker says, "When contemporary," When fighting against the things that distract you ", although Tim Wu of The New Yorker says" It will be more severe. " In short, the machine at that time was a single task, so while working, we had no choice but to concentrate on that, modern computers can multitask, so check "Twitter timeline between work" You can use Skype while reading the document "and concentrate will be lost.

ByKatie Lips

It was in the 1960's that multitasking was required for computers. The computer is still huge and slow to operateGeneral purpose computerIn the era, engineers (IBM scientists) to field competing requests within scarce resourcesBob BermaTheory and MIT'sJohn McCarthyThere is a theory etc) is "Time sharing system"It is now possible to develop more than one process at a time. The system was also brought from these mainframes to personal computers, Apple's Macintosh widened in the 1980s, for example by introducing interfaces using desktops and windows.

On the other hand, the problem that comes to mind is that using a computer is human only. The human brain is not good at processing several things at the same time or extremely concentrating on one point, easily distracted. However, a computer that is a "compliant servant" sends out multiple pieces of information at the same time as if it were distracting to the user. With this, there is no way to concentrate, human's potential will be deteriorated. Therefore, some people are caffeine and ADHD therapeutic drugsAdelor, And even trying to concentrate by ingesting illegal drugs. In response to these methods, Tim Wu of The New Yorker says, "We should seek drug-independent solutions."

ByDennis Tang

What we need is a computer that can be locked into "chore mode", "communication mode", "focused mode of work", Wu. For example, in the work mode, the computer does not make any extra obstruction, and it takes the trouble that the user can always focus on work. To do so, we need to eliminate all unnecessary things that distract attention, such as e-mail incoming notifications and pop-up windows, and designers need to understand the weaknesses of the brains. However, for the first time in this thorough way, Mr. Wu thinks that concentration like Kafka could be realized in 1912.

"Computers should not make us foolish," Wu says. However, sometimes it seems that progress of technology seems to make people foolish steadily, when you see someone operating a smartphone even while driving a car or a bicycle ....

in Science, Posted by darkhorse_log