We had a comment recently in one of our polls that really struck us. It suggested we should be called “Make Tech Dumber” and not “Make Tech Easier.” This really got us thinking. Is it the same thing? Is that good or bad? Does innovation in technology make us dumber?
Technology by pure definition has a purpose to make things easier for us. This is especially true when you look at Apple products. It seemed to be the whole design of Steve Jobs. Think of all the technology that makes things easier for us. Let’s just look at one. Where would we be today without the smartphone? It definitely makes our lives easier, but is it making us dumber as well? Look at what spellcheck has done to us. We don’t have to learn how to spell anymore. We have functions that will automatically fix it for us. We don’t have to remember how to drive anywhere anymore. We have Google Maps to guide us there. You don’t have to know much at all to use a computer now compared to using one twenty, thirty years ago. The list goes on and on and gets more and more technical.
Is it making us dumber? Or is it really making us as smart as our devices? Does innovation in technology make us dumber?