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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

stealie72 Do calculators make us worse at math? (636 comments)

This sounds so much like old teachers fretting over the use of calculators in math class.

In some ways, the scale of it is different, and it will be interesting to see how a kid born in 1995 thinks differently at 30 than one born in 1975, but still.

The net gives us all of the knowledge of humanity at our fingertips. It frees us from thinking about facts and gives us more time for abstract thinking and problem solving. At least for those of us who remember a time before google. Maybe a child born today really will be made dumb by google.

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