According to author Nicholas Carr, thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. Recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel indicate a major effect on the human brain.
Such exposure to technology from a young age could be changing the brains of "digital natives" and have far-reaching consequences.
From Carr's book "The Shallows":
- Greater access to knowledge is not the same as greater knowledge.
- An ever-increasing plethora of facts & data is not the same as wisdom.
- Breadth of knowledge is not the same as depth of knowledge.
- Multitasking is not the same as complexity.