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What should be the ending of the statement: "Because Google exists there should be ...."?

Asked by flo (12904points) September 10th, 2019

Should the end of that sentence be “no more conversations between people, whether live or on the phone, or texting, no reading a paper book, ...”? or other examples or none of the above since it makes no sense?

Edited to remove “no” in title.

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flo's avatar

Edited to remove “no” in title.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Because Google exists, there should be no stupidly simple questions.

I answered before the edit.

flo's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake you can still edit your answer (you get 10 minutes)
So, what about the list of things in the detail?
A “stupidly simple questions” to one is a great question to someone who don’t have the answer.
And is that shaming people into remainig ignorant, uninformed? Is that a good thing for the genuises of the world?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Because Google exists, there should be no universities or libraries.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 My BFF’s grandson agrees with you. He informed grandma the other day that he didn’t need to go to college because google knew more than he could ever remember & he could look it up faster than he could pull it out of his brain…grandma’s still NOT smiling!!!

Mimishu1995's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 I have to disagree with you. There are tons of things out there that only exist in book forms and not Google. Google only offers you a quick answer, but if you need to dig further, the amount of information you need will be too much for an Internet article to hold. Beside, a lot of articles take their references from books. Ultimately, what separates someone who knows a lot and an expert is the depth of their knowledge.

And it’s a misconception that universities are just another place to stuff your head with knowledge. You don’t just learn knowledge in universities, you learn a myriad of other skills like communication skills, cooperation skills, research skills… Whoever can’t learn those at universities is just too bogged down by the “boring” tasks that they just want school year to pass.

If what you said were true, universities and libraries would have died out long ago.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Mimishu1995 I think the future is m.o.o.c.‘s , Massive Open Online Courses, We will still have university’s and libraries.
I don’t know what I learned in university? Maybe not to make myself a target, and to keep my thoughts anonymous online, and not in person.

At least I gained the ability to time-travel. if that counts?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 It could be our future. But there is a great risk of depending on technology. One cunning hacker could potentially bring down an entire database of human’s knowledge.

Zaku's avatar

Because Google exists there should be another company like it but that actually has a fundamental commitment to “don’t be evil.”

kritiper's avatar

Because Google exists there should be “God.”

flo's avatar

I think @RedDeerGuy1 is being sarcastic, and my response to it too. Edited to add.

flo's avatar

Google search engines doesn’t allow for accidentally finding out tons and tons of things.
You go to search things online only after you hear/see/ read something from other sources.

flo's avatar

…Typo: “Search engines don’t allow…”

stacevo's avatar

Easy and free access to it in all corners of the globe.

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