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May 23 2011

Younger Generation Define Multitasking at Multitasking 4.0 Levels

Define Multitasking. Hello again my friends. Have you ever noticed how kids today have the ability to multitask on a different level?  When I was growing up all we had was the Radio and the Black & White TV, but in today’s world we have Computers, iPods, Cell Phones and not to mention there is pretty much an App for everything. So is all this new technology helping today’s youth, is it a good thing they are so wired, or is it frying their brain. I guess it really depends on who you’re talking too, on one end it’s being said the inability to learn to focus on a single task means lower performance in school and eventually on the job, on the other had the ability to multitask increases productivity, kids today can watch TV while doing homework, surf the Internet, and text all at the same time. Define Multitasking

How the average human Define’s Multitasking

So the average human’s only uses 10% of their potential brain power, what if we could unlock more than 10%. According a recent story in Time magazine, technology is re-wiring kids brains. Today kids have tremendous access to social tools that allow them to listen, learn, and connect at dazzling speeds, sometimes all at the same time. Indeed, multitasking is an essential skill, but will students pay a price for constantly jumping from one information source to the next? Will technological multitasking hurt student’s ability to focus in the future, or is it preparing them for the reality of today’s fast-paced future? One thhis is for sure, the new generation is at Multitasking 4.0 Levels.

Time magazine on Define Multitasking

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Define Multitasking today?

Does anyone really have the answers to these questions? Sometimes we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it, than we do from learning the answer itself. I encourage you all too always keep an open mind because learning is one of the Keys to Success!! And that what we use to Define Multitasking.

As always my friends hope you enjoyed the read on the Younger Generation Define Multitasking at Multitasking 4.0 Levels

Mark Choo

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5 comments
Mark Choo
Mark Choo

Nancy - Thank you very much for your comment, lets connect on Facebook!

Pj Zafra
Pj Zafra

Hey Mark, Great post you got here! Time has definitely changed big time! As well as technology, which we are very fortunate to have. Because of technology, we get to see the whole world together with its inhabitants evolve. Amazing what the younger generation can accomplish these days. Biggest example of someone I really look up to is Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg. He is the face of our generation. Conquered the impossible and made it possible. Keep it up my friend! PJ

Mark Choo
Mark Choo

Hey PJ - Great stuff bro, thanks for you comment! Yes, Mark Zuckerburg is the man! loll. Have a good one bro, I look forward to contuine connecting with you! Mark

Mark Choo
Mark Choo

Wow… Violet very cool, I can’t wait to read your post on this topic! Please keep me updated once you post it.

Violet Koncz
Violet Koncz

Oh man, I'm going to need a whole new blog post to explain my view on multitasking, especially since I am part of the generation that grew up like how you describe above. On the one hand I know for a fact that multi-tasking decreases productivity (there have been studies done) and makes projects take more time than if there was no multi-taking. On the other hand I know what it's like to grow up in this technological world (had my first email address at 10 years old and cell phone at 11) and I know that if I'm doing something boring (like filing, cleaning, math homework, driving in traffic) I tend to be less productive, so I'll put on music or listen to an audio book/cd which boosts my mood and stimulates my mind and my physical body. One thing that does impare my productivity is texting and emailing AND facebooking while Im trying to do work. That's def. a problem. Now I do enjoy quiet time and reading and all that. And I do turn off my phone from time to time so I can concentrate. My point is that I think, for me at least, that growing up in this "fast-paced world" makes us used to having 2 or 3 things going on at once. If not then we feel bored , unstimulated, and unproductive. There is definitely a skill involved and most people do it wrong. I say to multi-task to your advantage. If you are reading and watching tv at the same time, that's not going to work because you are essentially using the same parts of your brain. If you're listening to music and doing math, it's much better because you are using both parts of your brain which makes it easier to concentrate and the music puts you in a good mood so you can do your work for effectively. If you must multi-task, combine a left-brain activity with a right-brain one. It takes practice and experiementing. I'm just speaking from my experience as being part of this generation, I know my grammar and spelling might be off since I'm just doing this while I'm at work (there goes me multi-tasking again) so maybe it is a good thing or a bad thing to multi-task. There is no right or wrong answer. Lol :)