Scientists: Tech Is Giving Humanity a Shorter Attention Span

The collective attention span of humanity is getting shorter as the internet and technology bring us a near-constant supply of new information.

Pay Attention A new study published in Nature Communications on Monday found that humanity’s collective attention span is getting shorter — a remarkable side effect likely attributable to technology. “The world has become increasingly well connected in the past decades,” researcher Philipp Lorenz-Spreen said in a press release. “This means that content is increasing in volume, which exhausts […]

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