Firstly apologies if I have landed in the wrong forum.I can't seem to find one that suits particularly so any advice along those lines would be welcome.
But my question is this.It often comes up in the news media that the presence of the internet is changing the way that we think , memorise and interreact among ourselves.
I started thinking (well maybe agreeing) that the ability to store and retrieve information used to be a valued ability and now that is changing because of the ease and speed of access to raw (and processed) information from the internet in almost any situation (I wonder if Woody Allen could have incorporated a smartphone into one of his lovemaking scenes ).
So it is beginning to follow that the man of knowledge (apart from those with hard- to- access knowledge) is becoming less prized or useful than the man or woman who has the skills to obtain information from 3rd parties (I do remember my physics teacher emphasising this point to us all in the 60's -but then his "internet" was encycopedias and reference books etc etc)
However I see the process is not finished evolving and I wonder are we going to witness the evolution of a "higher man" who neither has any direct knowledge on the subject he or she is holding forth on or even any use of the internet at all.
Could these Übermenschen feed on the information of their circle of acquaintances (who he is 100% confident are themselves plugged into the information superhighway) - a kind of software king amongst the hardware informational drones of the general population.
I know this sounds like a kind of chick-lit sci fi but could it be upon us?
If you want to banish me to another forum I don't mind.Any ideas where?