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Does the Internet Make you Smarter?

By Trevor Valescu | September 21, 2017

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The internet has made the task of researching, and gathering information on topics you’re interested in, easier than they have been for the past century. No longer do you have to spend hours flipping through books for one specific piece of information, you just type it into a search engine and you’re results are as specific as the engine could make it. The internet itself may not make us smarter, since it’s just a place where all this information resides, but the knowledge that you can find info on everything on the internet gives people more of a reason to go online and spend hours consuming information on topics that interest them.

Our entire infrastructure for work, school, and day-to-day activities revolve around being able to access the internet and communicate with others across long distances. It doesn’t matter what part of the world that person is in, (unless that country has restrictions and/or doesn’t have access to the internet), you can pull information from their as long as it’s on the internet. The sale of goods is made easier through online-purchasing and delivery right to your doorstep with things like Amazon, and mobile apps for taxi services driven by everyday people on the side. It’s made all our lives more connected and involved even if it’s not on a face-to-face basis as much as we would like to have.

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