Point Taken

Is Technology Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

Episode 9 | 26m 47s Video has closed captioning.

For many people, it’s terrifying to go a day — heck, a few hours — without their smartphones. Is this unprecedented access to technology improving human intelligence, or fueling a mindless dependency? Hosted by Carlos Watson with guests Daniel Levitin, Emily Dreyfuss, Jeff Glasse, and Kathryn Finney.

Aired: 06/21/16

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Funding for Point Taken is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, and by WGBH’s Fund for Innovation, whose contributors include Maureen and Michael Ruettgers, and Myrna Putziger. And by PBS viewers.

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