Sunday, June 29, 2008

Is the net making us stupid?

It's a valid question, I think. We have so much information available to us, and so easily available at that. We no longer have to retain any memories, or not many of them, anyway. There is an excellent article in The Atlantic magazine titled, "Is Google making us stupid?", and it can be found here: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google.

I wonder whether we as a society have lost our ability to research things, and to do basic "thinking". If we haven't we're not that far away from doing so..........

2 comments:

serket said...

Here is an opposite viewpoint, saying that technology makes us smarter:

http://memebox.com/futureblogger/show/619-how-smart-will-humans-be-in-2020-

serket said...

Here is an opposite viewpoint, saying that technology makes us smarter:

http://memebox.com/futureblogger/show/619-how-smart-will-humans-be-in-2020-