In the beginning of this course we discussed the topic "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and it seems to keep coming up as the course goes on. The article we read discusses how the internet allows us to "cut to the chase" and how we are no longer looking for books or any other animate object that we can hold in our hands to find information, we just simply Google it.
Being able to Google any question you could think of and getting the answer as quick as you can click is basically instant gratification when it comes to finding out information. So since there are so many shortcuts online, along with hyperlinks and advertisements, I cannot help but wonder if this is directly correlated with the rise in cases of Attention Deficit Disorder. Since there is so many things in your face whenever you get onto a website, rarely does an individual read a whole story before clicking on another link. Also since we are able to "Google" absolutely any question and find as many answers as we please, there is no reason for us to go out searching in a library for information unless required by a teacher.
So since we are all so used to "Googling" on a daily basis, when it comes to being in class and school is it hard for people to pay attention through out the whole class time because it is not all instant gratification like the internet is? Since Google is shortening our attention spans, is the abundance of internet use we do daily that is causing the higher rates of Attention Deficit Disorder cases? What do you think?