Clearly, we live in an age and time where technology is paramount. Today, almost everyone has access to mobile phones and electronic gadgets. From using study apps to taking skill assessment tests, the use of technology has increased as far as professional and academic development is concerned.
Research says the average human attention span has come down from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds post the mobile revolution. This means our society is currently in the process of moving from a culture of deep attention to one of hyper-attention.
In simple words, hyper-attention means switching focus between multiple information streams, seeking a high preference for stimulation and having a much lower tolerance for boredom – both at educational institutes and workforces. This is because today almost everyone is either distracted or impatient.