Our Attention Spans Have Become Shorter than Goldfish(1:44:41)
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 578 , Segment 3
Episode: Police Body Cameras, Sight by Sonar, Goldfish Attention Span
- May 28, 2015 1:00 pm
- 33:27 mins
Vito Pilieci, from The Ottawa Citizen, suggests that our use of pocket-size devices could have caused our attention spans to decline to shorter than that of a goldfish! Mr. Pilieci has been on the forefront of reporting on issues of copyright and privacy, social media as well as Canada’s wireless and wired Internet industries. He was awarded the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology reporting in 2012 and his reviews on new consumer technology run regularly in papers right across the Postmedia chain. He joins us today to discuss the studies he investigated that led him to write this article and to help us understand how the goldfish has surpassed us in attention span.