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Does Google Make You Stupid?

Feb 22, 2010, 00:03 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

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"The survey organized its questions in what it called "tension pairs," asking participants to cast their vote for one side of a binary query. So, on the intelligence issue, for instance, respondents explained why they agreed with the assertion:

"By 2020, people's use of the Internet has enhanced human intelligence; as people are allowed unprecedented access to more information, they become smarter and make better choices. Nicholas Carr was wrong: Google does not make us stupid."

"Or, conversely:

""By 2020, people's use of the Internet has not enhanced human intelligence and it could even be lowering the IQs of most people who use it a lot. Nicholas Carr was right: Google makes us stupid."

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