Is Google Making Us Stupid

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?* I will start off by saying that I do agree with the author in stating that Google is making us (technology driven people) stupid. Modern technology with computers, cell phones and tablets can be credited to allowing us access to the internet. There used to be a time when doing research meant going to the library and checking out a book or encyclopedia and actually looking up the information to be researched. Also there was a time when you had a question, the way to find the answer was to maybe ask an actual human being. Now there is the internet and Google. All the information is right literally at your fingertips and you can get your answers in mere seconds versus making a trip to your local library. Modern technology is making us lazy. Some of us no longer take the time to actually sit and read regular books anymore. I now skim and highlight in e-books. I find that reading a regular book for me has become harder, especially when the reading calls for me to be focused on the material. It takes longer to get through reading a regular book now due to all of the distractions and interruptions that I experience from getting emails, texts, Twitter, Facebook, cell phone calls, and the wandering of my mind when I have a thought and quickly jet off to the internet losing focus of what I was reading in the first place. These distractions take place and I have to re-read paragraphs to make sure I get my focus back. To a certain extent Google has had the capability of making me smarter than I was before. Google information comes much faster than by calling someone on the phone or going to the library for research projects. Faster and more convenient are the benefits that I see from using modern technology. Times are changing and the days when I just sit in a quiet space and read a paper book for leisure or obtaining information is being
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