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Is distracting technology damaging our capacity for concentration and contemplation?

Is distracting technology damaging our capacity for concentration and contemplation?

Modern devices and ancient disciplines: Are our devices shaping us in destructive ways? How is our spiritual life impacted by tech overload? This Faith Today article from Nov/Dec 2017 takes us inside these big, big questions. It was written by Derek Schuurman, a Canadian professor of computer science at Calvin College in Michigan. He suggests that we deliberately cultivate rest times from social media, to re-focus our minds and put technology in its proper place.