…. is that it is not really all that good. The research says that most tasks need a singular focus in order to complete the task. We are living in a world where we walk and conduct meetings at the same time – we drive and text – we surf the web, listen to music, and write our papers.
The truth is that for optimal functioning, the mind should focus on just one thing. When people multi-task, they actually over task the brain. They might think that they are multi-taskers, but they are just shallow and distracted thinkers. Oh, and those that say that they are multi-taskers are the most shallow of all.