Steven Johnson in his book Everything bad is good for you argues that major

Steven johnson in his book everything bad is good for

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replace the book as the chief book of learning. Steven Johnson in his book, Everything bad is good for you argues that major form of technology such as video games, films and the internet has become complex for the past decades, however, he argues that it is through the complexity that people are becoming more intelligent (273). Precisely, he argues that the complexity of the problem solving involved in the exploration of the current video games allow the players to think critically thereby developing important skills that cannot be found when reading the traditional books. Video games cannot be compared with books when it comes to intelligence they offer; they make the player have better choices in life, solve problem and keep tract of various situations to cooperate with others. Nevertheless, Steven notes that the books has its value, and the internet comes with its costs. He argues, “The internet must have connected us to a new world of information, but it (has) come at a terrible social cost.” Precisely, the computers and the internet has confined humanity on a
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barren computer screens, and has turned them away from the vitality of the genuine world. Networked text as he calls it, has its intellectual riches, but the text provides a completely different kind of intelligence than one provided in argument of a 200 pages book. The networked text can convey the message, attitude, and connection to the world easily; however, they cannot fully transmit a fully-fledged worldview.
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