Saturday, July 16, 2011
The Process of Becoming Different
"The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be." (Isaac Asimov)
With that said, did Google know that they were about to change how we think? A recent study dubbed "The Google Effect," by a team at Columbia University, concluded that we are less likely to remember information, when we know where to find it instead. (International Business Times, July 2011)
Isn't it amazing? The internet seems to be causing a revolution in the same proportion as Jesus Christ did for humanity over 2,000 years ago. Should we be concerned with the power of quiet persuasion falling into the wrong hands?
Knowing this, it would be wise to be more discerning in not only what we expose ourselves and our children to but how as well, especially when we go through information after information on the web. We would not want to find ourselves someday behaving less like the human beings that we are.
On the other hand, it might as well be that the web offers equal chances to the good kind of change. Should I say unlike the real world?
Posted by Cordi Villa at 10:18 AM