Technology is a tool...Intelligence is innate. If the intelligent use technology in an intelligent way, then it is enhancing. If the ignorant choose to use it in an ignorant way, I guess it's still pretty neutral...Technology is completely dependent on how it is utilized
That's a great question. Technology has simply provided us with a new way to store, share and communicate knowledge.
A person's intelligence grows by the amount of information one chooses to store in one's brain - not in some device.
From my perspective, I think that it's a sad thing that since the eighties, and maybe even the seventies, the general population is losing, or has lost the ability to do mathematics in their heads, spell words correctly, write letters, or for that matter, even to perform proper handwriting - to name a few talents that I think have been lost. To my ming, that says that our collective intelligence has not grown, it has diminished.
And I think we should all fear the days when we run out of fossil fuels and the day when a huge solar storm wipes out our satellites and our ability to produce electricity.
We humans may think we're good, but Nature Rules and always will.
it enhances our ability to acquire information... It's up to the individual to pursue it, however.
Technology speeds up life and admittedly makes things easier but it also inhibits our natural predisposition to actually Live our lives and to personally seek for answers big and small, to mull and ponder them and then filter and decide that which is Truth for us. When we do that, these things become a permanent part of who we are, our beliefs. The easy access that we have to the quick fix and to milions of "facts" gives us information overload keeping everything shallow and unvalued. Where in this do we take the time to grow?
The kids of today are full of the new technology but have no common sense,they are loosing the ability of face to face communication and interaction with other kids.
Depends on how it is passed across.
As I once read. "We live in a time of smart phones and stupid people".
I kinda believe more inhibit VS help just because, people don't force them selves to solve difficult questions with so much access to easy answers.
A time of smart phones and stupid people: I agree. That sums up society today, in a nutshell. You only have to look at how the majority of people write these days to know we're in trouble.
If having a head filled to the brim with useless factoids means we are more intelligent, then, yes.
Both. It all depends how you use it
It does both. If you use it right as a tool for you, it can do wonders. If you let it use you, then your brain ends up like mashed potato.
neither , but great for reaching out , communications
Technology is a blessing and a curse.
maybe both....inhibit where it slows the memory down,