Approximately, in Monday, October 3, 2011, appeared a notice of Edward de Bono in relation to social networks. Here is the link in Spanish. Bonus: Social networks are making people lazy and stupid
What it says is this;
- "The famous writer Edward De Bono said that because there are media people have no why or what to think.
The famous writer, psychologist and instructor at the issue of thinking, Edward De Bono, said in an interview with News.com.au that social networks are making people lazy and stupid.
"There is danger in the media and social Internet," said De Bono.
The philosopher also added that because there are media people have no why or what to think.
"We only have the information you give and nothing more. We just have to hear what other people tell us, "concluded" -.
I asked the society to think about this news. I think if Edward de Bono thinks this way about social networks, it is quite logical that not appears on this website, and probably end up removing the network with all our comments.
To Edward de Bono, members are a bunch of lazy and stupid members?. Do not you think it an insult?. Members are agree with Edward de Bono?.
No it is not an insult. Never let people insult you!
Changing the perception is the challenge. Let's embrace it instead!
This article has already been mentioned before, see the English language original:
I believe he is saying that if people are presented with plenty of information they will get into the habit of searching for information rather than thinking when a decision is required.
That's very different from your claim that he was calling anyone who uses social media lazy and stupid.
In any case, there is another interpretation: Edward de Bono seems to have a pre-packaged answer for when people ask him what he thinks about the internet and search engines. When he was asked about social media (eg. FaceBook) he could've said, "Well I don't know too much about that - I don't use FaceBook"; instead he gave his pre-packaged generic internet answer.
Correct, Phil. De Bono is uncomfortable with social networking probably because it is not a concept he grew up with. That's understandable. I know people who never learned to drive a car. I will go further -I will actually assert that he is scared of SN. Many of de Bono's answers to many questions are pre-packaged. In the sense that he has been asked the same questions a million times and responds with the same thinking. It's a bit ironic, given he has spouted the virtues of the Internet in the past and even went on to set up a SN himself. This is it.
I'm not sure I see any irony in his position: If he says that the internet is good but has some dangers that doesn't preclude him setting up the de Bono Society and hoping that people make good use of it.
OK - put like that I would agree. What doesn't make any sense to me (yet) is going on the public record saying you think social networking makes people fat, lazy and stupid and then setting up a social network - presumably to facilitate people becoming fat, lazy and stupid. Well, OK - E set up his SN before he gave that interview, but I believe he felt that way even then. My feeling is that people have been harassing him for years to make a more studied use of the Net; he may have set up the dBS in order to appease a few of them. I have no idea why E set up this SN. He never comes here; he never posts anything; he never responds to anyone's questions; ergo - he has no interest in social networks. People are now complaining that this place has no direction nor any structure. Who does that surprise? What does E expect of this place? I have absolutely no idea.
To some extent it's peoples' job to find value - not to expect that someone will package it up in an easily identifiable way. Perhaps foraging through the de Bono Society is like fossicking for Gold - sometimes you find something valuable and sometimes you don't; there's no need to worry that the hills you're fossicking in aren't signposted or structured.