We Are Already Cyborgs

Our use of technology has undoubtedly changed our brains.

Because of Evernote and Things, my brain is free from having to store all of the information that I have offloaded onto those tools. And with Google, anything in the long tail of knowledge and not requiring time-sensitive application can be safely forgotten.

But these changes are not all for the better.

Endless push notifications have trained us to seek that dopamine hit that comes from the ping and vibration in our pockets. We have lower attention spans because of the entertainment available at all times. Social media has us looking at the experiences that we have through the lens of whoever will see what we capture.

Every technology you use effects you. Choose carefully.