Here is an info-graphic that while interesting makes me a bit sad.
How the Internet is Ruining Your Brain
I do believe than we have entered into a very volatile micro-evolutionary portion of human history. I do find that I off-load to various electronic media pieces of information and knowledge that might have years past be committed to memory. I'm not sure this is a bad thing, yet we may surprise ourselves at the brink of our extinction. We are in the exponential age - or as some call it the anthropocene.
So there are some controls one could place on the rot of your mind. Try SelfControl an application that blocks the internet for a period of time - perhaps long enough for you to be productive. I also tried RescueTime for a while, but found it not very helpful. It did not motivate me to change my behavior.
I do find that many of us are delusional about our abilities to multitask. My superpower is a slightly above normal ability to stay in a rut. Single-Track-Man does not multitask.
So I'm working on getting my white matter back up to snuff - I'm trying to find an off-line interest in life. Working on boats is a wonderful past time and a hole in the water where time and money just flows endlessly.
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