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  • The Internet encourages superficial thinking.

    With its multitude of buttons and interactive features, we are seeing a trend where people are satisfied with the direct answer to their question but do not bother gaining a comprehensive, deeper understanding of the subject matter in general. In contrast, in the days where we had to go to the library to research, we had to browse through volumes of books just to get that answer. Time-consuming? Yes! But certainly, the old-fashioned library method would force one to understand the subject fully before being able to obtain an answer.

    Studies have shown that people now spend around only 10-15 seconds on a webpage, barely enough to read just a single paragraph. And so-called multi-taskers (i.E. Majority of internet users) have been found to fare much worse than those who do not frequently multi-task in a series of tasks designed to test one's multi-tasking ability. In other words, we think the Internet has allowed us to gain the skill of multi-tasking, but I'm afraid we are severely mistaken. This superficial way of learning has become part of the way we think now: superficial, superficial, superficial. We don't bother understanding ideas on a deeper level, and in that sense, we have become more stupid.

  • Today's Youth Don't Understand Hardwork

    I think the internet is making us dumber through the following generations. Take today's youth for example, they are ignorant when it comes to hard work. They think if they do something stupid in front of a camera and they get so many likes that they are loved. The more technology is taking over our lives, the more ignorant the next generation is.

  • It isn't we are smarter than ever!

    We have a world of info at our fingertips! How could that be bad? Sure it is distracting sometimes but for people who know how to use it is amazing! Instead of having to think about stuff that you have no way of having any information about you Google it then form your opinions. It is the world's most powerful tool! There is no such thing as stumped because you can get all the information in the world. So no it isn't making us stupid.

  • I wish there was an undecided button. The internet has its pros and its cons.

    In a knowledgeable aspect, the internet is absolutely favorable. The internet has almost any information you could possibly be looking for right at your finger tips. Type your question into a search engine, and your screen is flooded with a plethora of answers in a matter of seconds. But are we relying too much on the internet? Now that we have experienced this technology breakthrough, would we be stupid without it?

    As for human interaction, I think that the internet has played a role in watering that down for a lot of people. Instead of writing letters, making house visits, or even phone calls- we can just send an instant message or "like" someone's post on a social media site. In my opinion, that has taken the place of genuine one-on-one connection.

  • Enhancing and Hindering at the same time

    The internet provides democratic access to knowledge. You can learn languages, coding, math, or how to fix your dishwasher from a search or youtube video. Previously, these services weren't available for the general public at no cost. However, what many people lose is the ability to find the information if the internet did not exist, which is also troubling. Additionally with so much media at our finger tips, how much of it is accurate ? I find, like all things, to enhance or hinder is much in the mind of the beholder.

  • It isn't we are smarter than ever!

    We have a world of info at our fingertips! How could that be bad? Sure it is distracting sometimes but for people who know how to use it is amazing! Instead of having to think about stuff that you have no way of having any information about you Google it then form your opinions. It is the world's most powerful tool! There is no such thing as stumped because you can get all the information in the world. So no it isn't making us stupid.

  • No it is not.

    The internet is not making us stupid, I would think if anything it makes us smarter more now than ever because we have access to everything without having to leave our house.Want to read a book? Define a word? It can all be done from your home in a matter of seconds.

  • The internet is making us smarter.



    How could the internet make us dumber? The internet is the largest library in the
    history of man. It is virtual, and on
    our cell phones, so that it is always right at our fingertips. We can literally look up information on any
    subject in history in seconds. The
    internet has made us much smarter than we were before.


  • No, if anything, the Internet is expanding our knowledge

    The Internet as a whole has served as a source of astronomical amounts of information for people worldwide. There is an abundance of knowledge that can be gained from a simple Internet search, let alone detailed searches into scholarly journals and articles. It is extremely easy and quick to find quality information that can aid in expanding a person's knowledge on the Internet. Overall, the Internet provides an endless amount of valuable information that serves as justice for technology as a whole.


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