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[Tech Wednesday] [Tech Wednesday #19] Technology Expansion: Making Humans Smarter OR Dumber ?

2019-10-17 01:17:08
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Greetings Mi Fans,

Welcome to yet another Tech Wednesday !

Today we see technology is all around, in our homes, in parks, malls, transport everywhere. But, is this expansion of technology making us actually smarter or we are becoming lazy too ? Let's discuss !

The Smarter Side

The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. And so? Each of those activities used to demand learning specific skills and acquiring the necessary resources to do them.

For example: Making a film? First, get a movie camera and the supporting technologies (film, lights, editing equipment). Second, learn how to use them and hire a crew. Third, shoot the movie. Fourth, develop and edit the film. Fifth, make copies and distribute them.

Now all of those tasks are solved by technology. We need no longer learn the intricate details when the smartphone programmers have taken care of so much.

The Lazy / Dumber Side

Life has become more complex but we hardly ever notice it because technology has made complexity simpler than ever. Individually, we depend more on our technologies than ever before (thanks to the Voice Assistants !!) – but we can do more than ever before. Collectively, technology has made us smarter, capable and more productive. What technology has not done is make us wiser. Historically, technology has made us individually dumber and individually smarter – and collectively smarter.

Technology has made us able to do more while understanding less about what we are doing, and has increased our dependence on others. Having said this, we also know that intelligence is not about how we store information. Intelligence is how about how we retrieve and use information to solve problems. So, is technology making us smarter? It all comes down to how we use it.

So, What Are Your Views On Technology ?

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Wizard Bunny

BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE


2019-10-17 02:04:39
Increasing use of technology is making us lazy and dumb
2019-10-24 07:18:47
Many things have two sides. Technology does bring us a lot of conveniences so that some complicated things can be simplified, which will also give us more opportunities to learn and make us smarter.

Of course, technology maybe will make us lazy. A lot of things don't need to be done by themselves. Technology can help us to be done. This makes most people lazy, but what kind of person a person wants to become is mostly determined by himself. So, technology is making us smarter or lazy, this will depend on how we use it.
2019-10-24 10:20:02

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staxville4l | from app


I was leaning towards the first option. In some aspects sure smartphones are making their users smarter too! Most phones can help you make safe transactions, protect your privacy, saving you time so you can focus on important stuff. Users that take advantage of those features, sure are smart. Now on the other hand. Over exposure to phones (and other electronic devices) can overwork our brains and we may seem dump sometimes. One person used his phone for 5 hours straight. One other person was researching a ton books for 5 hours straight. Both of them will have a difficulty at "functioning" throughout the rest of the day. Everything is up to the user. If you use your smartphone the right way, that makes you smart. If you use your phone the wrong, you'll disfunction and seem dumper everyday.
2019-10-25 04:16:51
Technology has a  great impact on the life of human beings. It makes all the works easy. Everything is on our fingertip. At the same time, it makes man lazy. best builders in kerala If we get everything on our hand then what is the need for working. This is what the human thinks.
2019-10-28 16:48:54

Master Bunny

6228810115 | from Redmi 5A


2019-11-07 18:56:35

Master Bunny

6229045758 | from Redmi 5A


Votad Thanks
2019-11-07 19:57:21

Pro Bunny

yatuusabeeh | from app


2020-03-18 20:30:47
I always support technology. It makes no sense to compare the intelligence of the average person. There will always be those who are satisfied with the average life. However, it is precisely those who use technology as widely as possible that move the world. I can see good examples of using IT technologies in business. For example, ecommers sites based on wordpress or magento. I've seen great examples of this kind of development at  This not only gives us more comfort when choosing products (as buyers). This creates new jobs and develops the economy as a whole. I repeat - I am for technology.
2020-09-24 22:13:54

Rookie Bunny

kosfys | from Redmi Note 9 Pro


If you used it properly it makes you smarter if you just rely on it makes you lazy.
2020-10-13 13:12:24
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