Interesting: The Internet makes us smarter, futurist says

Who would have thought watching Keyboard Cat 100 times could make you a brighter person?
Not me. But hey, I'm not arguing.
Check out this interesting article posted in The Atlantic by futurist Jamais Cascio.
The premise is basically this: For centuries we've relied on Mother Nature to make us smarter, but now thanks to cool new information sharing tools like the Internet we've got more data at our fingertips than ever before. Many scientists are using this to jumpstart new scientific disciplines, develop new medicines and basically make us more awesome. And as Artificial Intelligence continues to develop, many believe it will eventually pair off with the hive mind of the Internet and usher in a new age of human illumination.
That's the theory, anyway.
I still don't understand how things like this are making me any smarter.

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