Feb 20 2010

Deep Thinking Versus Fluid Intelligence

Published by at 1:01 am under tech trends

Is Google making us all dumber? Or are we evolving to a different kind of intelligence?

“What the Net does is shift the emphasis of our intelligence, away from what might be called a meditative or contemplative intelligence and more toward what might be called a utilitarian intelligence,” he said. “The price of zipping among lots of bits of information is a loss of depth in our thinking.”

Think about that for a minute.

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  1. Lon 21 Feb 2010 at 5:05 am

    It is not google that matters – it is the educational system and how it will counteract or use the Internet that matters. I have two Master’s degrees, one in a science and the other, an MBA. Like Google, the MBA degree gave me a lot of practice in skimming vast amounts of data and quickly zeroing in on key data, which was useful. Nevertheless, it was my first degree that really taught me to think critically, and when to really analyze things in depth. I am sure happy I learned the latter skills first.

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