Does Internet make us Stupid?

The world of the Internet has changed our lives in a revolutionary way. Apparently the Internet “makes us stupid”.

Everyone, just look around at this time, holds in his hands his beloved smartphone, and moves in time with the dead chat, games, tweet on Twitter to be deepened and turned to his contacts. How it works, in every society that has free individuals to choose and curious to join a “group” more or less diversified. If the choice falls on the most “networks” that allow veicolarsi information then the person is expanding its cognitive levers (I mean the attitude of going to new cultures, and land that can undermine their comfort zones).

A few years ago in his’ Does Internet makes us stupid? How the network is changing our brain ‘, the American writer Nicholas Carr – a great lover of technology and issues are economic development – has put a question to the whole world, seemingly trivial:

“Internet, and specifically Google, will make us stupid”?

Well, it’s no doubt a minute on the fact that Google is now the most used search engine in the world. Since its birth stood out compared to the “colleagues” who deserve to be mentioned: Bing, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Excite, AOL Search, Kosmix, Yahoo Search …

The idea of the stupidity that the author wants to emphasize intends to put its foundations on the concept of non-affection and / or focus on a single topic or act mediated by the subject. He tended to behave in another way before this ‘interactive revolution’.

Certainly not inclined to download the Ipod music while chatting on WhatsApp to know which files Professor of Sciences has uploaded to the Dropbox of the IV D class in order to show his students the preparatory materials for next week, when they will be fully involved in an European project focused on creating new games…Nice ah;-)

Nowadays thanks to the Internet we are plastic. Our neurotransmitters are faster than a Facebook programmer, or if you feel like it Google Chrome go for the latter. This is because the use of new tools requires a constant “upgrade” – and in some ways change – of our neural network. Every scientist and neurologist can confirm that it is true that our brain is flexible, and this is the result from its rapid and systematic speed of adaptation to new situations.

Internet helps develop new faculties:

  • Thinking and being “alternative”
  • Earning telematics and organizational skills by creating groups
  • Manage groups and topics pages that our ‘genius’ (genius) thought
  • Learning new languages, thanks to Google tools and the legendary Babbel
  • Read articles and books available on other database libraries, universities, institutes and foreign organizations; with respect to our circle and usual community resources
  • Imagine routes and travel by our navigation station, thanks to well-known Google Earth and Tripadvisor
  • Try to expand this list with the ideas and skills that the Internet makes available to us…

We can recognize that our electronic world “live inside us”, invading (with very permissiveness) our mode of action, connection, thought and interaction with all that surrounds our lives.

Our intelligence hypertext allows us to come into contact with many things at once, in a fast and reliable manner (thanks to the resources that allow you to make a quick comparison between schools of thought and recognized institutions), to SHARE our thinking; It becomes more and more acute and relevant.

Intentions, however, should always be aimed at developing a real growth of knowledge, able to become so ‘connective’ besides collective.

The possibilities are open, and may well be able to create new collaborations between several people who travel a road in common: the one that show to the active Internet community and the attentive public the power of the good knowledge; that is also the one that is able to hold its responsibilities and its pleasures; in the background.

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Lisa Halfon

Deeply passionate in Technology, GeoPhysics, Biology, Science Communication and Life Development. In my blog I write what tickle my mind and may have a public impact

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