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Hey good time talk about the effects that computers have -- the human brain he's written a book about it's called up Lou did.
And the website is upload the novel dot com so we're going to bring in it right now my next guest Mark McClellan he's a software developer.
An author of upload as we just saw the cover of your book okay you see here they -- Chicago marking you're telling isn't.
That they had computers have -- an effect on the human brain exactly.
What kind of -- six.
It's it's a question of time -- I think if you look at the effects that that the computers are having any human brain today.
It affects the way that we learn.
We see that exposure.
Young children to computers in the at a young age.
Is is altering their ability to focus -- ability to have imaginative play time.
To -- where it really gets interesting.
Is when you start to project some of these trends out into the future.
The in a long term there's the potential for us to actually and -- move our our brains on -- computers.
As computers become more and more advanced.
We're seeing them become.
Better and better -- things that we consider human.
And that -- is gonna keep on moving.
I think computers are gonna become better in areas of creativity.
-- advanced cognitive thought synthesis of complex ideas that we think of it as human concepts.
And over time there's there is at risk first to feel like we're being outvoted by computers.
I think the end -- it actually -- it involves humans merging with computers.
New York to see some of that in the way that we.
Augment our own.
You know mental capacity today.
With search facilities with you know -- to record our lives.
All sorts of things -- -- -- it's gonna keep on getting faster and faster over time.
-- big is that sort of I don't know is that a problem because then of course.
In -- -- talk about how it affects the week let's say younger people think for instance I'm sure -- everything is at their fingertips they want it they want information they want it that's a big sometimes it doesn't give them a chance to sort of kind of go through that the normal processes of reasoning and thinking things out to get here.
Their own answers here's point eight to go to point BFC indeed get to eat but yet with the computers like there is okay got the answer.
Yeah it's a great question.
You know are that the weight of the brain develops.
-- we really have to have.
-- rich education in in analytical thinking.
And it you know if you're navigating that if you're if you're being -- answers.
There really is the risk -- -- that people.
Just don't develop the sort of complex thought and analysis.
That you know that it takes.
It took to really achieve that that the best that we can.
And I think what you might see is that.
There are certain aspects of of our thinking that sort of fall off to the side.
And the question is whether what -- -- in the process is outweighing the things that were losing.
I mean of course market backing up then there's -- you're talking about the analytical thinking.
And perhaps computer is not allowing the brain to sort of walked through those normal and natural steps also there is the issue of social development.
Because you -- For the most part a lot of these you know people who are totally in that the computer age the digital age stayed.
Basically communicate only through the computer.
So there you have personal.
It you know enter human contact that set -- -- missing.
And I think that that's partially affected by the fact that ware -- hyper connected with people.
We were getting so used to to being available all the time.
And communicating in short bursts.
That there's this level of stresses associated with communication.
And I think it makes it difficult for people to focus on know that the people were there with them.
And I see that in my own relationships with people.
You know I know my wife has a tendency to think of her life in terms of status updates.
Well my good -- on FaceBook.
Tellers -- yes you're the seller -- that's not it I don't know are the -- just stop it.
Really it's not an -- people are putting stuff on things but that's not that important.
Yeah it's it's kind of turning -- soul into writers in a sense.
Everybody's got this sort of meta layer of reflecting on and what they're doing what their life is like.
And how they would communicate that yet but you know market got to go and as you -- -- a player want to bring up though because you talked about it also I'd imagine some of the stuff affects our.
Up our our ability to be in true perspective as well it has put it all out there you know like stop -- -- clean feeling -- a process that the natural prices in your brain you're just left.
And but it had FaceBook or wherever you're putting it.
Yet and I think that the tendency is to think -- -- in terms of describing to a crowd.
And that one on one.
You know communication and like you said introspection.
You people really needed to make an effort I think.
To carve out time in their life.
Where they are not constantly inundated.
You know social networks with communication with just -- information -- that.
Give us that's and it's especially it's just as you have things like school class.
I got older -- mark we kidding get into that at this moment and I know their whole aspect we could get into the will remind everybody that your book is upload.
Upload the novel dot com is -- fighting on the web Mark McClellan.
Thank you very much for joining us here this afternoon we'll see you again some time on --
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