Wasting our technology surplus – Seth’s Blog

When someone handed you a calculator for the first time, it meant that long division was never going to be required of you ever again. A huge savings in time, a decrease in the cognitive load of decision making.

Now what? You can use that surplus to play video games and hang out.

Or you can use that surplus to go learn how to do something that can’t be done by someone merely because she has a calculator.

Source: Seth’s Blog: Wasting our technology surplus

For procrastinators, the computer is one of the biggest enablers. But in the right hands, the amount of work that can be completed is staggering.

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