Tech Fast Forward: Plug in to see the brighter side of life

Graceann Bennett
Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago

Despite relatively high life-satisfaction numbers, Gallup reported the lowest overall score since they began recording that data in 2001. – Gallup, www.gallup.com, January 20111

"Is Technology Making Us Lonelier?" – Meredith Melnick, Time Magazine, January 20112

"The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future* (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)" – Mark Bauerlein, Penguin, 20083

"The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains" – Nicholas Carr, W. W. Norton & Company, 20104

"Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age," – Maggie Jackson, Prometheus Books, 20085