Accepting the New: Human Attention Span
According to a Microsoft study, "the average humanbeing now has an attention span of eight seconds. This is a sharp decrease from the average attention span of 12 seconds in the year 2000." Surprisingly, researchers are saying that this rate of decline will be in the 88 percent per year.
We live in an ultra fast paced world where everybody is on the go, human beings are trying to keep up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) by automation, there are increases in the use of Smart Homes, and the new generation are writing bestselling books that are short and straight to the point.
I can't stop to wonder why can't we accept this New normal that people no longer have neither the time nor the patience to sit and ready an article, research studies, and exam study material. Let alone read a blog post.
This is Old.
This is new.
Personally, I think that the Attention Deficit Hyperactiviy Disorder (ADHD) gene has been turned on either by the bad food we have been poisoned with or the chemical we have been exposed to as drugs.
if you're going to write anything more than 1000 or max 1200 words, people should divide it to volume 1, 2, etc or call it episodes whatever you like.
Honestly, I'm disappointed with google and other search engines, including researchers and higher educational systems that make people go through the pain and suffering writing articles, essays, and what know what.
Because, the time is already yeah when nobody read this stuffs which is evident with Audiobooks, Automation, and AI.
We are in the era of new evolution. Those that adapt to change by writing short and sweet post, automation of content writing, and social media campaigns, etc.
If we don't adapt or evolve with the New, we are going to be left behind or become extinct like those bricks and mortar stores that fail to adapt leading to their end while Amazon strive.
Thanks for reading by informal post from hanging with a client in a park and asking myself this question. How do I defy gravity? Is it by following the status quo or going against the ocean current.
What do you think? I will love to hear your comments.