As I’m writing this, I’m readingA Passage to India, looking over my emails, checking my text message inbox, conducting research on the properties…

As I’m writing this, I’m readingA Passage to India, looking over my emails, checking my text message inbox, conducting research on the properties of calcium triphosphate, and trying to figure out how to use my dad’s PDA. All at the same time!!

 

Imagine the possibilities if we took multitasking to the extreme.

When driving, people could eat their breakfast, do their makeup, text 24601 people, shave, talk incessantly on their cell phones, check their emails on their Blackberry, perform a heart transplant, engineer “green“ ways to conserve the planet, start wars, end world hunger…Simultaneously! Danger to others is of no concern when you can do more tasks in one sitting. It’s so efficient. Quantity over quality anytime!   I would suggest you begin multitasking to the extreme by assessing certain attributes about yourself:   (1) Do you have little to absolutely no concern as to the long-term effects of multitasking on your health, or for that matter, anything that could possibly be harmful to your health?   (2) Is the safety of others something you want to sacrifice for the sake of completing more tasks?   (3) Do you read productivity sites?   If your answer was “Yes” to the above, you may well be a good candidate for the position of being an Extreme Multitasker, a name here which people in other, perhaps more civilized societies would refer to as Dangers to Humanity.     – Allyson