The unrestricted access to the Internet and inherent low cost of “publishing” is making us stupid. We are not expending enough energies to search (and research).
The web was supposed to forcefully challenge our opinions and push back, like a personal trainer who doesn’t care how tired you say you are. Instead, Google has become like the pampering robots in WALL-E, giving us what we want at the expense of what we need. But, it’s not our bodies that are turning into mush: It’s our minds.
Recommended read for stimulating thought.