Meme alert: #Greenfieldism

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

British neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield is known for her predictions about how the Internet is going to destroy society, that it "will rewire your brain" and "turn us into social cripples". In a recent interview for The Guardian, she said: "I point to the increase in autism and I point to internet use. That's all."

After reading this, science writer Carl Zimmer, feeling his brain was rewiring into a seizure, took to Twitter: "I point to the increase in esophageal cancer and I point to The Brady Bunch. That's all. #greenfieldism"

The Twitterosphere picked up quickly:


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