Growing up in the modern tech era does have a positive impact on the ability to transition between tasks quickly, however, the negative impact can cause a widespread generational issue with focus.

Ken Budd wrote an article for AARP called, “Keep Your Mental Focus: Older Americans have superior attention spans” which uses new research to conclude that the technological generation gap is reflected in the ability to focus and learn.

“I think the generation that is most at risk are the millennials, who have zero tolerance for boredom,” professor at Columbia Law School, Tim Wu, commented comparing them to the older generations of Americans who grew up without smartphones.

To read more on this research and Tim Wu’s comments click here!