I asked this question last time and suggested our screens manage us, more than we manage them.
What’s the impact? Depth – we lose the ability to concentrate. As a result important skills can atrophy.
Here’s a non-business example. Music is my avocation and my office is home to keyboards and guitars.
(If I don’t play every day, I don’t feel right.)
Yamaha, that splendid organization, has done wonders with guitar, piano and keyboard technology. (That entire industry is full of marvelous companies – Kawai, Casio & others)
In fact, my Yamaha keyboards allow to simulate an entire band or orchestra. Yamaha literally makes me a one-man band.
Why then should I practice guitar and piano?
In the same way, recording technology can automatically fix out-of-pitch singing.
Why then should we learn how to sing well?
I can go on, of course. My computer corrects my spelling and grammar. Why then should I learn to spell and put words together into coherent sentences?
What to do? How to avoid a dreadful dumbing down?
More next time.