Florida Politics by Ryan Nicol
January 6, 2020
Jim VandeHei led off a Monday talk in Palm Beach sounding confident about the age of information that has been created by the development of the internet.
“Rich or poor, you have access to more information about any topic facing humanity — in any nation, about any nation — in text, audio or video for free because of the internet,” VandeHei told the audience at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches event Monday.
“Everybody in this room has the ability to recall facts and figures that would make a Jeopardy champion blush thanks to Google, for free.”
But VandeHei argues that breadth of information actually has the potential to cause more harm than good.
“We all should be getting smarter faster. So why is everyone getting dumber quicker?” VandeHei asked.