Almost 40 years ago, in 1971, at the dawn of the Information age, the social scientist Herbert Simon wrote:
“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of it’s recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention”
100% spot on for what we see around us everyday, non?