Techs That Make Us Stupid : Discovery News
Here in the UK and perhaps elsewhere there has been a trend to indicate that children are actually getting brighter, with increases seen in IQ scores and rather more controversially in exam results over time, so I am not sure where this article fits. Is it so obvious that the more we rely on technology then the less we use our brains?
As someone who grew up without any of these items - even using a slide-rule at college (engineering) - I am not sure if using the latest Tech does have any serious consequences. However, I find I still have my Aristo Trilog slide-rule and apart from simple addition and subtraction it seems to have coped with all my calculation needs. As the Wiki entry remarks, their use did at least force one to have a reasonable expectation of the magnitude expected of any calculation by reducing the calculations to most significant figures and their use did have numerous other advantages. Ah, the good old days (after bl%dy log tables!) ...