Experts have noticed a change to humans attention span. In 2000 research by Microsoft placed the average human attention span at 12 seconds and by 2015, the number had fallen to 8 seconds like the goldfish’s attention. Are we getting dumb? The answer is no because the goldfish comparisons have proven a change in the way we think, because of technological improvements like the internet and youtube. Nowadays we use new methods of learning, for instance, online videos and articles. In other words, we learn better over a long period of time rather than all at once. The only thing that we have to do is repeat a small amount of learning a day, making use of that short attention span. The days of forcing people to sit and learn for long periods of time are over.