In the article, ¨ Are smartphones making us stupid?¨I learned that 81% of Americans own a smartphone especially young people. We carry our phones anywhere we go and we use them for everything. Two experts give their opinion on how these devices have an effect on our brains. For example Andrew Keen an expert says smartphones are making us more wrapped up in ourselves and we have less knowledge of the world around us. He believes that most people own a unhealthy excessive interest in ourselves which causes the selfie-obsessed culture which is making us dumber. Another expert says no they aren’t however smartphones can pose problems if we don’t learn to be skeptical about believing things simply because everyone in our network believes that. They don’t make us stupid because smartphones give us more information, more access to ideas, and more.
I think this topic is important and is being discussed because half of the world is those who use smartphones wisely and then there are those who do the opposite however not everyone is not the same. I honestly believe that it has to do with age maybe those who are younger tend to use smartphones for selfies more than older people.
Do you believe smartphones are making us ignorant?Tags: Orange Cove High School