i-Minds by Mari K Swingle (66)

This is a very important book for our time!  We seem to be plugged in all the time. Not only is it causing a lot of distractions and stress. But we are also rewiring our brains!  This is quite alarming and there is a need to STOP being c connected at all times once and for all. But can we do it?!!

Many of us would not leave home without our cell phone. But is our cell phone as necessary to our survival as say our clothes or our contact lenses? Well, I certainly don’t think so. But we have made cell phones so important that we won’t even go to the bathroom without them, just in case we miss a call or a text from someone!

Many of us also live our lives on social media and PDAs, Tablets, computers and other devices. They are completely integrated into our global culture. From connectedness to accessibility and instant access to information, there are many benefits to being connected and the digital revolution. But what about the cost?

That is what Dr. Mari Swingle discusses in this book. He believes that the costs of the digital revolution far outstrip the benefits because we have become completely engrossed by these gadgets.

In this book, Dr. Mari Swingle explores the pervasive influence of I-technology, demonstrating:

  • How constant connectivity is rapidly changing our brains
  • What dangers are posed to children and adults alike in this brave new world
  • The positive steps we can take to embrace new technology while protecting our well-being and steering our future in a more humane direction.

This book is engaging and entertaining. Yet it is scientifically rigorous. This book gave me a lot of food for thought about which aspects of technology we should embrace, what we should reject, and the many facets of the digital era that we should not be debating.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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