But are Google’s tools really making us more productive thinkers? One might argue that it’s attempting to do all the work for us and take out the process of thought all together. We’re just rats in a maze hitting a bar to get the food pellet.

What if the end is a picture of us as the people on the space ship at the end of WALL-E? What if it’s keeping us from thinking?

What if it’s making us more shallow thinkers rather than deep thinkers?

Cross reference P.M. Forni.


The more pieces of information we can access” and the faster we can extract their gist, the more productive we become as thinkers. 1


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June 8, 2021