Studies Confirm: Internet Makes Us Stupid

It might seem ironic to have this article published here in the Internet. Nowadays, we can access the almost infinite sea of knowledge right...


Studies Confirm: Internet Makes Us Stupid

It might seem ironic to have this article published here in the Internet. Nowadays, we can access the almost infinite sea of knowledge right in our fingertips. We can quickly get information about a particular topic, thanks to search engines. With the ease of obtaining information, most people do not even read between the lines. Most of them just skim/scan articles or webpages, in depth reading is rare these days. We can know too much but at the same time, we understand too little.

Studies Confirm: Internet Makes Us Stupid

Yes it’s true, The Internet made our lives easier, we can have an almost instantaneous communication with our peers, and loved ones. The Internet can also be the most accessible gateway to explore our hobbies, interests, and passions. With free downloads, we saved a lot of money. We can also enjoy online games and challenge ourselves by playing with strangers. See? These statements will make you think that; The Internet is my bestfriend! That is not always the case.

Studies Confirm: Internet Makes Us Stupid

In our fast paced world, most people subscribe to ‘fast’ entertainment.  Because of the fast exchange of words between people, flashy game effects, the ease of obtaining information, our cognitive capabilities are compromised; All of these factors contribute to limited attention span, insomnia, cluttered or scattered thinking, and addiction. All these instant stuff that the Internet has to offer tend to be addictive. Most millennials are so absorbed in their virtual worlds such as the social media,apps,MMORPGS, these habits can affect their academic or corporate life. Too much Internet use kills critical thinking and imagination.

How To Avoid Internet Addiction

Studies Confirm: Internet Makes Us Stupid

Learning self-control in the usage of Internet greatly contribute to the intellectual development of a person, Efficiently using Internet will make you save time. The Internet can also be a source of information and misinformation. In our modern age, the Internet is a double edged sword. We can either exploit its almost limitless capacities or be exploited by its fast, yet time wasting entertainment. 


It is highly recommended to always read books(e.g fictional, factual, technical, philosophy books) compared to spending most of our time in the Internet, doing idle stuff and/or watching television.

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