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Do you believe technology has made the vast majority of people less intelligent?   

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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 16 Jun. 2021

I remember when I was growing up in the '90s, a lot of people were saying lack of knowledge was the reason so many people were poorly educated and struggled intellectually. In other words, having more access to information and knowledge would make things better. Now that we have the internet and it is a huge part of everyone's day-to-day life, I feel as if that wasn't the issue. You could learn about anything right now on your phone, laptop, or desktop and yet so many people these days lack commonsense and struggle with even basic knowledge. Do you believe technology has made the vast majority of people less intelligent? 


Godwin Oladele I write content
@Writelord · Posted 17 Jun. 2021

Good question. 

Technology has absolutely made our lives super comfortable that the world populace are quite content with being lazy.

Social media has done more bad than good; and it's because it pseudo-replaces parenting to a high number of kids around the world who were raised by single parents.

As a result, we have certain communities fighting for 'freedoms' and 'rights' that they've always had; just to say they contribute to something.

Meanwhile, these people are addicted to social media approval and really unmotivated or scared of taking on real life challenges.

In a nutshell, we love technology; it has made our lives easier. But it's getting in the way of 'struggle', 'hardwork' and 'intelligence'; the very foundation the modern world was built on.

We are in trouble as a human civilisation.


Ryan M
@RyanM · Updated 18 Jun. 2021

I think yes and no. I would more so blame social media, mainly because of how it has corrupted our youth, in a way that hurts them socially. Kids rely on social media now, and these days, that's not a good way to interact with people and be social. Sure, it can be, but I think being around people in person, is a lot better for kids' development than talking to friends online. But that's just me. 


Uptana Ishan
@Uptana Tours.Sri Lanka · Updated 16 Jun. 2021

My idea is also yes and no. Technology made people more intelligent. Because with out being intelligent, people can not catch new technologies. Technologies is also invented by intelligent people. But otherwise, technology makes people more lazy. Technology reduce thinking ability of people. Your statement has both side. And it is good question for a discussion.


Nidhi Arora
@nidh2382 · Posted 17 Jun. 2021

I believe yes! Technology is making people less intelligent, and I will give you my reasons for this. Here are the comparisons:

- Research: Earlier, you would go to a library or any other known source to retrieve the information you need. Most of the information would be from a valid source. You would work hard to get to the final report, and hence you gained more knowledge. Contrary, today, you don't even move from your chair, click and get the information from the search engine. You don't have to work hard, and your research gets limited, and also you are unsure about source validity many times. Little research gives you little knowledge.

- Cell Phone Contacts - There were times when you used landlines or home phones. You maintained phone diaries to check the telephone numbers, but it is also a fact that you memorized so many contacts that you didn't have to refer to phone books. Today, how many cellphone numbers or telephone numbers do you remember?

Maps Navigation (GPS) - Earlier, we used to apply our brain to directions manually or see a physical map to reach a location. We used to follow the advice given on the roads. Manual search kept our brain active, and we had known many routes in the city where we lived. But today, many don't even know the neighborhood! All thanks to maps

- Social Media: Earlier, we remember birthdays/marriage anniversaries or other occasions of our near and distant family members, but today, social media is the only support!  

This could be my perspective about technology, but I certainly believe it has made me less intelligent and lazy. Lazy because I use it too!

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