Google Makes Us All Dumber: The Neuroscience of Search Engines

Is Google making us blind?I often hear from teachers and professors that their Google using students only skim the surface of knowledge, going broad rather than deep. That can be good at times and not so good at times. It’s sort of like Cliff’s Notes on steroids.

Here are some great quotes from this thought provoking short article:

“In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, ‘But they are useless. They can only give you answers.’”

“We live in the age of answers. The ancient library at Alexandria was believed to hold the world’s entire store of knowledge. Today, there is enough information in the world for every person alive to be given three times as much as was held in Alexandria’s entire collection —and nearly all of it is available to anyone with an internet connection.”

How about you? Are you being dumbed down by Google search?

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