- Douglas Rushkoff: Anne-Marie Slaughter identifies problem of trying to multi-task family and career, while doing both well
- It's not possible, says Rushkoff
- He says we mistakenly think we can apply ethos of digital technology to other aspects of life
- Result: We remember little and experience less
Douglas Rushkoff, a media theorist and professor of media studies at the City University of New York's Queens College, writes a regular column for CNN.com. He is the author of the book "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now," and of the forthcoming book "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," (March 2016, Penguin). The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Technology has always been about choice: Fire allowed us to choose to live in colder climates. Electric lighting offered us the choice to read at night. Drugs give us the freedom to choose stressful, self-destructive lifestyles.