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Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Dec. 30, 2002) — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3)

In a digital world where information is at your fingertips, be prepared to hold on tight before it slips right through them. Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen. And this applies not only to what you have shared online but also to other things you read about AFTER you have surfed the Internet sharing things online! The Internet overload can spill over and diminish performance in the real world. (1)

In another research: Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory. (2)

All in all, the same conclusion: Remove the personal interference with what you do and your will lose connection with it. A simple cold click on a mouse is not the same as flipping the pages on a book, which in turn is not the same as living what you read in the book.

We used to be Gods.

Creating the cosmos as we acted.

Now we just read and click.

Now the world is empty.

Click…

Click…

Click….