Why our phones get smarter and we get dumber!

This is known as the automation paradox: the skills you automate, you lose. So the more we depend on machines to think for us, the less good we become at thinking for ourselves.

The fewer decisions we make, the less good we become at making them. We risk falling into a trap: more need for certainty, more dependency on technology; less skill, more need. We become addicted to the very source of our anxiety.

The smarter our phones become, the dumber we get.

From the book, Uncharted: How to Map the FutureMargaret Heffernan

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