Frontline explores how the Internet and digital media have completely transformed contemporary life.

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Daniel Ackerman ...
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Jared Auchey ...
Himself - Captain, U.S. Army
Jeremy Bailenson ...
Himself - Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Mark Bauerlein ...
Himself - Emory University
Bubbe ...
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Greg Bukata ...
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Ellen Calam ...
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Rob Calam ...
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Gina Cruz ...
Herself - Asst. Principal, I.S. 339
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Larry F. Dillard Jr. ...
Himself - Captain, U.S. Army
Ahn Dong-Hyun ...
Himself - Psychiatrist
Rachel Dretzin ...
Herself - Correspondent
James Paul Gee ...
Himself - Arizona State University
Janice Gosnel ...
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Life On the Virtual Frontier ***(8/10)***
27 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode examines how technology has impacted our daily lives and its effect on how we perceive it from real life. It starts in MIT to analyze how the brain handles multitasking, from which I formed the acronym MulITasking. From there, it jumps into psychology with interviews from the prestigious Professor Nass. I found their coverage of research that the brain has more activity during an internet search verses reading a book particularly unbiased, never opting for a bandwagon approach. We move to South Korea to learn more about the net cafés and online gaming and how these games have permeated to school and war training. References to past technological changes never become heavy handed as I'm sure we've all heard about the change from papyri to print many times.


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