Here’s a really interesting graphic on how Google is changing the way we think. It goes over the good and bad consequences and provides some real food for thought.
I love that we live in a world where all the knowledge in the world is available to us on our computers and through our phones. As I sit here on my computer, I have access to:
- The most comprehensive and arguably the best encyclopedia ever created: Wikipedia.org.
- 36,000 books in the public domain through Gutenberg.org for free and millions of titles through Amazon if I want to pay for them.
- I can get almost any DVD or Blu-Ray I want through Netflix.com and I can get almost any movie or TV show I want through Netflix again or Hulu. The rest can be found somewhere online if you know how to look.
- I recently found a great online tool called Spotify with a ton of free music available on their stream. Another tool called Pandora plays music for me based on an algorithm that figures out what I like, even if I’ve never heard of the song or the artist.
- Art can be found online through museum websites, online galleries and artist websites. Here’s a great list of them from the same group that developed the info-graphic.
- And then there’s Google, which has become so omnipresent that the name of the company is a verb.
What do you think?
Research and Design by: Online Colleges Site