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Monday, November 7, 2016

Google (H3)

Last week we read about Plato and the Googleplex and his experiences there. It's easy to see why he was perplexed  by it. Google.... it's one of the most complex aspects of the internet. I do not remember a time where I didn't have access to it, and now it has become a daily part of my life. If you need to know when a store closes, why the sky is blue, or how to cook something, all you have to do is google it. If I ask my friends a question, and they don't know the answer, their immediate response is, "You have a phone, google it." That has become such a common phrase in today's society. Google was once just a noun, but as Rebecca Goldstein explains, "You know 'google' is a verb now. As in, you google whenever you want to know anything at all, any subject, big or small." Any question you have can be find on google. We never have to go with our questions unanswered again.

4 comments:

  1. One of my Psychology professors feels very strongly about this topic. He believes that google is ruining and weakening our minds. I agree to an extent. Google is weakening the minds of people who do not use it for learning. When I google things I always do so with the intent of learning them. More so, when googling for academic things I use google to fins an article or book that will teach me the answer rather than just being given the one word answer I need. I think our youth need to be taught how to responsibly use the internet.

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  2. Sometime I feel that we have all this information at our fingertips, yet so many are still so ill informed. If we would use the technology we are provided with in a useful way, I think society would benefit overall.

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  3. But isn't philosophy the questions that cant be answered by google the questions of morals the questions of right and wrong or the supernatural.

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