Is Technology Making Us Smarter or Dumber?
For many people, it’s terrifying to go a day—heck, a few hours—without their smartphones. Is this unprecedented access to technology improving human intelligence, or fueling a mindless dependency? On one hand, classrooms all over the world can accomplish more because of new tech. On the other hand, everyone seems to be more distracted than ever, which makes it hard to harness higher intelligence. It all boils down to one question: is technology making us smarter or dumber? Don’t ask Siri. We already tried.