Susan Greenfield and the rise of the Facebook zombies

Nice commentary on the increasingly unhinged thoughts of Baroness Greenfield.

Things we do with computers change our brains. Duh. So do things we do with books (she likes those) and, for that matter, things we do with flowers, bathtubs and paint. We need to look closely and carefully at such effects. Unfortunately, the image of drooling young people wearing onesies trumps the facts in Greenfield’s argument.

Address of the bookmark:

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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