Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li
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Info-addiction

An interesting article on a possible reason for why the Internet is so addicting.

For most of human history, there was little chance of overdosing on information, because any one day in the Olduvai Gorge was a lot like any other. Today, though, we can find in the course of a few hours online more information than our ancient ancestors could in their whole lives.

Just like the laser and the cat, technology is playing a trick on us. We are programmed for scarcity and can't dial back when something is abundant.
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