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Are We Losing Our Essential Skills to Technology?

LAKSHMI on November 19, 2015

There have been sizeable changes in the skill-set of human beings with the advent of technology. It is not unnatural that the discovery of any tool modifies the human skill set. In fact, there is now conclusive proof that even reading and writing reprograms the organization of the brain, much like the use of any tool. It is thus undeniable that the use (or overuse) of technology can potentially alter the brain.

Teen writing on paper with computer and smartphone

Skills have always been lost in time - we no longer light a fire using flint stones. As long as old skills are replaced by equivalent new ones, we are safe. But when the loss of a skill set leaves a void that has not been filled, we must rethink the situation and take steps to regain the balance, don't you think?

This is an excerpt from our article on Huffington Post. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.
 
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