Has the internet made us smarter or not? It has been a boon. No more searching through a drawer full of manuals searching for the one you need to fix something. There's a video on line to take you step by step through the process or manuals for those specs. Having an argument with the spouse, and she's looking up the answer on her phone to prove me wrong. The information generation has been a boon for the health care industry and touches us every day. The collaboration potential and given us some great leaps. People can educate themselves online. But is it making us smarter? Every idiot out there can find a source that reinforces their stupidity and then use it to shout down all logic and reason. It has helped polarize the country by encouraging/facilitating tribalism. Does this outweight all benifit? I grew up with out it and consider it the most important invention in History. I could live without it but prefer not to. I think those that have always had it look at it differently sometimes. It has made it easier for us to uncover the lies of our Government but also made it easier for them to do it to us. What are your speculations and what is your criteria for judging it?