Do we have to much power on our hands?
Despite all of the latest technological advances, people are beginning to think about the negative effects of relying on the internet. Sites like Google can sometimes impair a person’s need to think or remember a certain fact because they can simply search it, attaining results in a very short amount of time. Does this cause us to not utilize our brains to greatest extent? Perhaps, but when the world of information is on our finger tips it seems much more convenient to search the information rather than dispute it in one’s head. The article similarly says that Twitter is also taking over, limiting users to 140 words per posts that discuss ordinary aspects of everyday life. When a user has a very exciting life, then maybe it is worth reading, but to what extent is knowing where a person is every second of the day advantageous for yourself? If people spent the same time that they do reading Tweets, reading books or going to museums, or having conversations with people rather than the computer screen then perhaps it would be better off for them overall. Mainly, I think it is interesting that for a society that is fully engulfed in this technological era, we have a good grasp on pointing out the flaws in our activities, yet we rarely see major changes that would help them.