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And finally the dumbest generation. And if you are watching this webcast, that apparently means you. At least that’s the theory of a professor of English at Ammery Univerity who is wrting a book which basically argues that the internet is making people stupid. I’m Mark Bellen, Professor of English, at Ammery University. The book has a provocative title. It’s the dumbest generation. How the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future. Recent years, though I have began to look at Youth culture, youth knowledge, youth academic achievements and what have come up? More and more is the things don’t look good. Young people today enjoy more and more digital connections, more screen time than ever before. And one of the result of that is they are steadily disengaging from the conditional contents of liberal arts. One of the things we measured was how much people read literature and how much they read books in general. And the first time we did this was in 1982, at that time, young people formed the most active reading group. When we did it again in 2002, they were the least active, only about half of them ever read a book on their own. If it is not an assign in school, or their workplace, they simply don’t care. The internet is extraordinary. It is miraculous tool for knowledge and information. But the fact is that’s not what the internet means to the average 16 year old. The internet does provide a more intense form of contact with other 16 year olds. You know, I do often tell my students, read more books, read more books please in your leisure time. Unplug, just for an hour or two per day. I urge them. They normally just laugh at me making me feel I come down to them too hard. But they know deep down that this is right.
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