…a thirst for instant gratification and quick fixes and a lack of patience and deep-thinking ability due to what one referred to as “fast-twitch wiring.”
Imagining the Internet, a 2012 report from Elon University and the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
a kind-of abstract of the relevant attention section
Teens-to-20s to benefit and suffer due to ‘always-on’ lives. From their amazing ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification, survey reveals experts’ hopes and fears
Lots of predictions, little empirical evidence. Fuels the flames more than delivers the research. A survey of the thinkers in this field and their feelings about where it’s all headed.
But no empirical work to back it up.
Written for impact, rather than for balanced argument.