Guilt is the brain
In multitasking, many processes fall under the table. This is due to the working memory of man. This cache is highly unreliable, which we notice, for example, when we as listeners no longer know its beginning at the end of a long bandworm rate.
And who has not already happened to him that came home on the way home from work, what call he had still done and want to write what mail? The psychiatrist Edward Hallowell calls the attention deficit as a new epidemic, calling it a "direct result of the modern world of work".
Sick distraction is on the rise
In front of all the tasks they wanted to do at the same time, many people have done themselves - health. They suffer from Attention Deficit Trait (ATD), a pathological distraction. They are under continuous storm, are, according to Hallowell "distracted, irritable, impulsive, restless". And as a junkie needs his stuff, so need the attention-deficient multitasking. In ever higher dose. With more and more fatal consequences.
One of these consequences is the work results, as Clifford Nass, a Clifford Nass, found in a study. Compared to people who are rarely multitasks, the multitaskers are more unconcentrated, blending important and unimportant. And like stupid motion detectors, which do not distinguish between man and cat, they react to every stimulus from the outside, also nothingness.
Endurance deficit and error in thinking
They struggle with tasks that require stamina. Her mental performance diminishes, her thoughts sneak into her thinking. And who said that when multitasking you learn at least the multi-screen, is mistaken: not even in the multitasker are better!
FAZ editor Frank Schirrmacher, who has not been known as a critic of capitalism until now, describes multitasking as "assault" in his flashy book "Payback" and sums it up: "Multitasking is the doomed attempt of man to become a computer himself. "
How do you lose your mind?
But who brought people to this crazy idea? Who has done everything since industrialization to get the most out of machines and people so that the ruble rolls? Who invented the assembly lines, introduced the computers, accelerated the world so fast that the heads and hearts stopped coming? Who, if not the ruthless one among the employers, has made modern humans to be a test animal in the hamster wheel of multitasking?
Of course, we ourselves. Therefore, there is the beautiful hamster wheel rule: There are many ways to lose your mind. Multitasking is the most modern.
The article comes for the most part Martin Wehrles book "Am I the dork here? How you are no longer available to work delusions ". Imprint by friendly permission of Mosaik-Verlag.
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