After reading all of this article, I understand this to mean “Multitasking plus squeezing more in equals a gradual failure in our ability to love & empathize with others.”
“Your Brain on Computers: Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price”
Matt Richtel, New York Times, published 6 Jun 2010
“[Scientists] say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information… While many people say multitasking makes them more productive, research shows otherwise. Heavy multitaskers actually have more trouble focusing and shutting out irrelevant information… and they experience more stress.”
I’ve been reading The Shallows by Nicholas Carr — that’s fascinating, as well.