Monday, June 30, 2008

tech: is google making us stoopid?

jun 30th, 2008

great article in the atlantic monthly about how we are losing the ability to concentrate and think things through.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google

i have found that i too have stopped reading books. i read only articles and short pieces. i listen to podcasts for information.

this is exactly like when we habitually use GPS systems we lose the ability to read maps or navigate by dead reckoning.

rather a scary thought. we *are* evolving, in strange and unpredictable ways.

i too always thought scene in 2001 was brilliant, and indeed HAL is far more human that keir dullea (great name), who is really robot-like.

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