9.4.12

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The digital revolution's tremendous benefits include access to nearly all the world's knowledge, greater efficiency, more freedom from boundaries such as home and office or artist and spectator, new ways to bond, and a riotous explosion of popular culture... Both as individuals and as a society, we can become so distracted by trivial yet instantly gratifying new things that we lose sight of neophilia's grand purpose of selectively focusing us on the important ones that help us to learn, create, and adapt to a changing world...
To understand and make proper use of our neophilia, we need to look beyond secondary issues, such as out-of-control consumerism, attention problems and electronics addiction, to see it as a metaphenomenon that underlies much of our behavior.

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