Technology intends to make the mind sharper by acting as our second brain — it intends to provide all the answers while preventing cognitive overload.
Instead, what technology and more specifically, artificial intelligence does, is make us lazier.
Having all the answers to your next playlist, destination, and text means that you don’t really need to think it all. All of your tastes, road routes, and words get decided for you.
There’s no A for effort in the digital world. There’s only a perfect grade for how well you manipulate automation. Swaddled into predictive recipes, humans transform into non-thinking robots themselves.
Letting the computers do all the work is a modern-day addiction. And while tech streamlines communication, it ensures that a body can live without a full brain.
What makes one feel like an automaton is not the outsourcing of thinking, no matter how painful, but the elimination of effort itself.
You need to struggle a little bit to find the answers. After all, God gave people brains to escape from the prison of biology.
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