Does Google makes us stupid ?
[Video] Google Autocomplete reflecting greatest fears, inquiries, preoccupations, obsessions and fixations of the human being at a certain ageSubmitted by admin on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 05:52
Our concerns changes with our age, gathering data from billions of searches leading tech giant Google has prototyped an anonymous profile of its users which it utilizes to autocomplete search queries so users have to type as little as possible. This autocomplete data also reflects the greatest fears, inquiries, preoccupations, obsessions and fixations of the human being at a certain age and our evolution through life.
Interestingly, as visible from the video made by Marius B. searching through top "I'm [age] and" queries for various ages, most of the results are sex related whether it be pregnant, never have been kissed, being a virgin, having a baby too late and so on. Do watch the video showing humans deepest queries via the all seeing eye of the Internet - Google.
If you ask "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" the answer is "Yes" if Nicolas Carr, the author of book 'The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains' is to be believed. According to Nicolas the internet is making our brains dumber by depriving the exercise it needs, although a recent article published by Carr did used the title "Is Google Making Us Stupid?: What the Internet is doing to our brains" the article is not specifically targeted at Google, but at the whole effect of Internet which has made our lives so much easier negatively impacting our memory retention capabilities.