For some, yes; for others it may
make them appear smarter
because they just have to click
on the appropriate application
Technology simply allows us to
(erroneously) believe that everyone can have an opinion, and that
opinion—no matter how factually
wrong—is valid. Technology isn’t
making us smarter; it’s enabling us
to be stupid.
As much as the internet has
become a useful tool, it has also
created a situation where we tend
to let it do for us rather than do for
ourselves and learn in the process.
Life experience and self-learning
are the best teaching tools. I look at
technology as a supplemental aid.
Just like everything in life it is not
a “one size fits all.” Technology, in
and of itself, does not make anyone smarter. One must be open to
learning and applying new information to become smarter, and technology can certainly facilitate that.
In some ways yes and in others no.
I remember I used to know everyone in my life’s phone number by
heart. Now, thanks to smartphones,
my own husband doesn’t even
know my number.
Having information is one thing and
experiencing something is another.
Unless information is obtained by
experience or by putting in some
effort, it can never be converted
into knowledge. That is what the
gap is today.
ADVANCES IN computing technology and the internet are making us
smarter, some folks say. Others argue that having so much information
at our ;ngertips can encourage mental laziness and ;ll us with false or
What do you think?
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