Is technology causing kids and adults to have ADD-like symptom?
This is something that I have been somewhat curious for a while now. It began when I watched an old film where Fred Astaire was dancing and the entire dance was in a single shot. After seeing that I began to notice how often commercials, movies, and tv shows cut up the shot. It seems you cannot go longer that 10 seconds or so without it changing the view. I've tried watching older movies with younger kids and they just don't seem like they can actually stay focused and watch it for very long.
Also, I feel that video games are doing this same thing too. The environment in video games is frequently changing and it can continue to keep their attention that way, but what about really old games? What about Pong? How many kids could play that for hours at a time?
I also feel that there are many people who cannot sit down and play a two hour long board game because it doesn't keep their attention.
In short, do you think technology is causing people to suffer ADD-like symptoms?