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Computer Lib/Dream Machines Nugget

“Computers are simply a necessary and enjoyable part of
life, like food and books. Computers are not everything, they
are just an aspect of everything, and not to know this is
computer illiteracy, a silly and dangerous ignorance.”

This nugget speaks for itself, but I wanted to use it to bring it back to my inquiry project.
Computers have become a necessary part of everyday life now. Which technically means the brain damage we incur from them is unavoidable. Therefore, it is essential to know what is hurting us, and how we can limit damage from the beginning.
This brings me to to the adverse effects of social media on cognitive function. We need computers for daily function now, so getting rid of them is not the answer. The answer is to use this necessity in moderation, just like food and water and sunlight. Just like food and water, social media is “an aspect of everything” and can be limited in order to help support brain function, just as food can be limited in order to support better health.

EDIT: Sarah’s post trails back to mine via brain function. Sarah mentions that our full potential is not able to be unleashed due to our education system. Shoving different shaped brains down the same tube and praising the ones who mold to the tube the best.
Lina’s post is absolutely true. With our extreme use of social media, I don’t see a better way to advertise. While on social media the exposure can be all around us or subliminal, but it all makes a difference on the way we think.
Kahn’s post relates back to the infinite knowledge across the internet. It is pretty cool to think about how the internet allows experts and amateurs to enlighten anyone who comes their way over the vast network the internet is.