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Multitasking’s Hidden Costs – Guest Lecture at UNC

What is “Knowing” Today? What are Multitasking’s hidden costs? Is all-digital living the new norm? It’s an honor for me to visit the renowned sociologist Howard Aldrich‘s class at UNC/Chapel Hill to discuss these timely questions about technology’s impact on humanity.

We are now beginning to understand  multitasking’s hidden costs. Split-focus living frustrates our abilities to discern, connect, and innovate in the moment – and over time. In other words, a steady diet of  multitasking trains us to become shallow thinkers even when we’re trying to focus!

The class also will discuss my recent viral Boston Globe opinion piece on uncertainty’s critical role in good thinking. Uncertainty – knowing what you don’t know – is a pillar of excellence in cognition, along with attention and reflection, and this maligned and misunderstood mindset is the subject of my next book! Stay tuned!

Event Details

Mar 4, 2021
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC