The fear that our devices are somehow altering our brains might seem exclusively modern. But in 1931, Technology Review published "Machine-Made Minds: The Psychological Effects of Modern Technology," in which John Bakeless explored how machines had transformed the very nature of human thought. Here's what he had to say:
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A bioethicist wondered whether fertility technologies might lead to a new and "improved" Homo sapiens.
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One writer wondered if cows' milk was the key to human longevity.
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