Gary Shteyngart on attention spans: "Sometimes technology outpaces humanity’s ability to process it. I think that’s where we are right now. My mind has been sliced and diced in so many ways. There’s so many packets of information coming at me, especially in a city like New York, which is so dense with information no matter where you go. … It’s just shocking: how is literature supposed to survive when our brain has been pummeled with information all day long at work — if we’re white collar workers. When we go home, are we really going to open a thick text with 350 pages and try to waddle through it?"