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Microsoft study : Our attention span is now less than that of a goldfish

Microsoft surveyed 2,000 people and used electroencephalograms (EEGs) to monitor the brain activity of another 112 in the study, which sought to determine the impact that pocket-sized devices and the increased availability of digital media and information have had on our daily lives.

Among the good news in the 54-page report is that our ability to multi-task has drastically improved in the information age, but unfortunately attention spans have fallen.

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“Skynet” is real, and it could flag you as a terrorist

It may not be quite the self-aware computer network that takes over millions of computers and machines, but “Skynet” is real.

Documents published by The Intercept, leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, confirm that the Skynet program exists — at least in name only. Its name comes from the intelligent computer defense system in the “Terminator” films, which later destroys most of humanity in a nuclear apocalypse.

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