Thread: [Discussion] Is the internet making us dumber?
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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It's all there in the title. Are people not learning things as often or as well because they can just find the answers to things on the internet? Are we not bothering to remember things that we have stored on Wikipedia/our Facebook accounts/other website of choice? Or are we learning a different kind of intelligence that's more about collecting and arranging knowledge, a kind of collage intelligence in contrast to the kind of intelligence that revolves around memorization? Or is the internet making us smarter?

Not specifically asking if people on the internet are dumb or act dumb, though that's clearly a related topic, but whether the presence of the internet keeps us from learning or getting smarter.

Maybe this is better off in the other forum, but it seems just as appropriate to be here because of the social aspect I'm asking about.
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