I think that is about the simplest way to put it. It aggravates all other problems. The increased complexity of technology and increased population combine to make the mental demands higher.
Then on top of that people hide information from each other. There can be quite intelligent people that don't have a clue. The bullsh!t flying around is just too hard to sort out.
The way we have chosen to use computers may be doing us more harm than good. I 1999 I could do a search on a phrase and possibly get 20 hits, now I might get more than 2000. Sometimes it seems impossible to find what you want but it almost certainly has to be out there. How can you possibly figure out exactly the right combination of words that don't bring up lots of BS?
I bought a Computer Power User magazine yesterday. I can't help but laugh at all the razzle dazzle electronic crap these days. You have got to buy a ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. It's only $400.