Is Technology Making People Dumber?

dumb-and-dumber Bill Gates was asked during today’s Reddit AMA, “Hi Bill,
In your opinion, has technology made the masses less intelligent?”

His response: “Technology is not making people less intelligent. If you just look at the complexity people like in Entertainment you can see a big change over my lifetime. Technology is letting people get their questions answered better so they stay more curious. It makes it easier to know a lot of topics which turns out to be pretty important to contribute to solving complex problems.”

Someone once told me the secret to their success was studying and reading outside of their field. It’s so easy to learn about anything our hearts desire with just a few clicks, which sparks and sustains curiosity and leads to problem solving. Just today I was searching for an answer to one thing and ended up reading about another, which in turn solved an unrelated problem.

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