There’s an inescapable feeling of lurk—that something outside of awareness is occurring —within the minds of anyone caught in the web of cyber dependency. It’s gone long unnamed and unrecognized, especially by those knee-deep in the thick mud of complacency or disregard such as myself. This week’s readings brought the beast directly to our faces, shifting the question from one of “what exactly is happening by using the Internet so frequently” to one of “is cyber dependency a convenient transition into the future or detrimental to the brain and the body?” This shift in inquisition comes to the forefront of the mind specifically when reading Katherine Hayle’s essay Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes in which she seemingly addresses not only the hard issues, as This Is How The Internet Is Rewiring Your Brain does, but rather allows the reader to note possible panaceas to inevitable functionality, educational, and generational implications. The idea behind this concept of cyber dependency is easily recognized as a personal one, seeing as unless you live off the grid, everyone is to some extent exposed to the need of technology. However, what made this issue most pressing and most personal for me was the realization that this concept could be the underlying issue behind some of my most recent inquiries. “Why can’t I seem to focus on one task without flipping to another?” or “why has my attention span for reading eBooks or articles become higher than reading paper novels?” are both questions that I cannot disregard when reading about this notion of technological immersion. While the article This Is How The Internet Is Rewiring Your Brain suggests that this technological crutch of sorts is negatively affecting the physical body unsettling, the scientific backing and concrete information about intangible ideas adds a sort of comfort or security all its own. Yet further research or query disrupts that comfort, posing only more questions. How is digital music being readily available affecting the body? How is a technology consumed learning style beneficial or detrimental? To what extent will this grow before regulation needed?