This morning, while I was desperately trying to avoid getting up and starting my day, the radio topic was about how Google has made my generation dumb. We don’t need to commit facts to memory because we can just search it. So in a one on one with someone older they would know more about – insert topic here. Depending on the topic I am sure this would work but really is it Google’s fault? I am the type that if I am not using it everyday I lose it. So take ancient roman history. How often do you think that topic comes up in day-to-day dealings? Even something simple we learned in school like how long my entrails are. Honestly if I’m not a Doctor and using that knowledge everyday, do I really need that little tidbit of information?
So back the original question. “Who is smarter me or my mom?” I will concede when it comes to all the stuff I was supposed to commit to memory in grades K-12 my mom will outsmart me any day. However, she is from the “we don’t do technology” generation. Who doesn’t use some type of technology every day? Because I use it every day I know it, or will be able to learn it quickly. Unlike my mother who take hours just to login to her facebook account. “How do I find my password again?” “You are supposed to have it memorized Mom.”
With that in mind you tell me; Who is smarter you or your mom?