Have you ever thought of a world without technology?
Of course, most people cant live without technology. Many would go "No!!! Cannot play games!!!". Imagine a communication breakdown among every single human on Earth. Things like SMS will not even exist, no email, nothing. This will make the Earth seem soo much larger than before. No link? Well, with technology, humans at the opposite ends of the Earth can communicate with each other, this would make it seem the Earth is very small. But, without technology, is it really that bad? We could live without technology. And without technology, in my opinion, we will be much much smarter than we are now.
Of course, less time or none spent on playing computer games will give you more time to study and revise your homework. That could make you smarter. Or you could spend time on the computer doing online studies. But the latter wasn't what I was trying to mean.
Picture yourself in the stone age. That's what I mean.
Say the calculator. Now with the calculator, we can square root non perfect squares, do statistical calculations, etc. But every human's brain is a million times better than any calculator. Even the best of calculators are still much lousier than our brain power. But can we find out the square root of 5 correct to the 1000th significant figure?
Of course we cant.
But imagine the calculator didnt exist. We would be using so much of our brain to solve mathematical calculations. Wouldnt that be a million times better? We grow smarter just because we didnt use a calculator. Of course, with today's people having easy access to calculators, a mathematical problem comprising 10 positive and negative numbers with square roots and powers will be extraordinarily tough to people now. But will people of the past think it's tough? Maybe, it all depends if the person uses too much technology or not.
So, maybe this original article by me will set your mind thinking on whether the use of technology decrease our brain power. Of course, there are many other exceptions too. This will make a very good debate topic indeed. Happy thinking! =D
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Darrell Tay. 16. Chinese Singaporean. Normal, ordinary guy. Covered by shadows casted by others. Loves my guitar, heavy metal and darkness. Or rather, I've been used to it. You can probably find photos in the archives, but I take no responsibility if your computer screen's damaged. :)
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