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21 signs that technology has rewired your brain

Are you spoiled by technology? 21 warning signs

Technology has rewired our brains, altered our expectations, and, frankly, turned us all crazy. How do you know if this has happened to you? Look for the following 21 warning signs.

We've been spolt by gadgets, technology and the internet. If you're like us, then you expect everything to be automated, digitised, and customised, not to mention responsive to the swipe of a finger.

Technology has rewired our brains, altered our expectations, and, frankly, turned us all crazy. How do you know if this has happened to you? Look for the following 21 warning signs.

You know you've been spoiled rotten by technology when....

1. You no longer complain about how slow, buggy, and crash-prone your PC is. Instead you complain about how slow, buggy, and crash-prone your smartphone is. And now you're doing it in the checkout line at the supermarket.

2. You automatically assume that every screen is a touchscreen, but you have to touch them all just to make absolutely sure. This explains why you're no longer allowed to enter Currys.

3. Someone else is named Mayor of McFatty Burgers in Foursquare before you are, and you wind up depressed for a week. Don't worry, you're still King of the Dorks. Would you like fries with that, Your Highness?

4. You waited in line for 24 hours and spent hundreds of dollars for the latest, greatest iPhone, yet you spend most of your time using it to simulate flatulence. Still, it could be worse - you might actually be that gassy.

5. Nothing is fast enough for you anymore. ATMs, TV remotes, microwave ovens - all now suffer from too much 'lag' for your tastes. Fortunately, pressing buttons repeatedly while swearing like a sailor does, in fact, alter the time-space continuum.

6. You can't attend a meeting or go to dinner without hiding your BlackBerry under the table and secretly responding to email. Worse, you don't even care that other people wonder what the heck your thumbs are doing down there.

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