Newsweek has an article online that has been the topic of much discussion:
Is technology changing our brains? A new study by UCLA neuroscientistGary Small adds to a growing body of research that says it is. And according to Small’s new book, “iBRAIN: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind,” a dramatic shift in how we gather information and communicate with one another has touched off an era of rapid evolution that may ultimately change the human brain as we know it. “Perhaps not since early man first discovered how to use a tool has the human brain been affected so quickly and so dramatically,” he writes. “As the brain evolves and shifts its focus towards new technological skills, it drifts away from fundamental social skills.”
Uranus is the planet of technological innovation, and ever since it was discovered in the late 1700s the technological revolution has accelerated exponentially. I believe it won’t be long before computers will be wired directly into our brain!!
Since Neptune entered Aquarius in the late 1990s following the Uranus/Neptune conjunction of 1992-1995, the boundaries between humans and technology (Uranus/Aquarius) have blurred (Neptune). When Uranus entered Pisces in 2003, instigating the mutual reception that has been in place since then with Uranus in the sign ruled by Neptune and Neptune in the sign ruled by Uranus, this blurring has increased exponentially. So really, for the last 15 years we have been wandering into uncharted technological territory. This period saw the explosion of the internet and the wiring of nearly every human being on the planet into the World Wide Web.
This hard-wiring of technology into our brains comes easier for those of us who are already rather electric in nature, with Uranus strong in our charts. For others it’s a more difficult process.
For many, the online and wired world is already more real than the world of nature. Can a more natural way of experiencing the world live in harmony with this technological alteration? Only time will tell.