A study conducted by the Institute of Psychiatry for Hewlett Packard found that people are becoming addicted to email, phone calls, and text-messaging. We knew that. But the more interesting discovery is that those people who are constantly distracted by all that technology had a 10-point drop in their IQs, which is more than twice what happens to pot smokers. We get ragged on all the time here for not responding immediately (or at all) to email from on high, but the study indicates that workers who always have to break away from what they’re doing to answer incoming email or text messages suffer mental effects akin to losing a night’s sleep. So, what you. . . Oh, we have to answer this email, so read more about it at BBC News.
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