COMMENTARY: Young adults aren’t growing up as fast as they used to – Las Vegas Review-Journal

COMMENTARY: Young adults aren’t growing up as fast as they used to – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Perhaps these trends can be extrapolated to the future. Or perhaps not. The new lifestyles have emerged only in the past few decades — too recently to know the long-term effects.

See also: The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016 and Emerging adulthood and early adulthood

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The age of unenlightenment

Edinburgh’s statue of David Hume, the 18th-century philosopher © Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures

Edinburgh’s statue of David Hume, the 18th-century philosopher © Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures

The most pressing question of our age is not what will happen when the computers outsmart us. Nor is it the future of globalisation, or how to stop climate change. It is much more fundamental than these.

Why is everyone so mean and stupid, and why is it getting worse?

Book essay: The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.

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‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News