Study: Humans Now Have Shorter Attention Spans Than Goldfish

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According to a small study conducted by the Microsoft Corporation, the average human attention span is now down to eight seconds, or one second shorter than that of a goldfish, which the researchers blame on an increased reliance on technology. What do you think?

“You can’t expect humans to measure up to goldfish in every respect.”

Billy Sickler • Unemployed

“That doesn’t really seem like a fair comparison given that our species use technology in completely different ways.”

Phyllis Forsythe • Party Planner


“Great, thanks for ruining my next eight seconds or so.”

Dave Sorrells • Campground Supervisor