Is Google making us stupid?
With vast store of information, people are developing the habit of skimming over the information rather than focusing on important content or issues; 2. With easy access to information people are relying less on their creative input; and lastly, by making it an intrinsic part of their lives, users have let themselves be exploited by the vested interests of Google and its business associates. Google’s search engine has greatly facilitated access to myriad information. This has significantly increased the numbers of internet surfers who have increasingly developed the habit of ‘skimming the text’ (ibid). This has resulted in lack of focus and concentration which also leads to lack of in-depth knowledge about important issues. The human capacity to concentrate has been one the most relevant attribute that has contributed to the development of human race and its environment. Google has made man addicted to its technology and has effectively reduced his power of concentration. It has thus, made users stupid who are increasingly losing their ability to focus on issues which are relevant for them. Google has contributed towards reshaping the intellectual capabilities of human being and making them act as stupid. Users are able to manipulate vast store of information but it unfortunately stifles their ability for natural creative input. It ‘diffuses the ability to concentrate’ that adversely impacts one’s creativity. This is highly damaging factor of technology based