Is Technology Making Me stupid(er)?

I am not exactly a navigator.  One of my father’s greatest disappointments was my lack of any innate sense of direction.  I became proficient at using maps but with the advent of GPS technology I began to notice something; I no longer trusted my innate (albeit weak) sense of direction.  This is disturbing.  It’s like the parable of the talents buried… “What little you have will be taken away…”
I have been having a conversation over the last month about the proper place and use of technology in my life.  I have heard some interesting things from some unlikely sources.  Like the Mac expert on Public radio that thought some of the latest applications were removing our need (and therefore reducing our ability) to think.
I wonder how much intelligence (to say nothing of privacy, autonomy and freedom) we are losing.  

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Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Principal of Bowline Consulting, process designer/fixer, wireless telecom veteran, addicted pick up soccer player, fly fisher, backpacker, beer brewer, guitar player, choir singer, recovering bag piper

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