Google, Thamus, And How Smart We Think We Are

A new study indicates that having access to an unlimited amount of information on Google has had a two-fold effect. First, we don’t remember as much as we once needed to. Yet, second, we think we’re more knowledgeable than we actually are or ever were: Browsing the internet for information gives people a “widely inaccurate” view of their own intelligence and could lead to over-confidence when making decisions, experts warn. In a series of experiments, participants who had searched for Read more […]