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Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Lise Howe I have the uncanny ability to recall phone numbers - some even after years of non-use.  Other things not so much.  Google is an extension of my personal hard drive aka memory (brain).

Oct 10, 2015 01:21 AM
Rainmaker
304,939
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I don't think it makes you 'dumber.' When I was litle, my Mom taught us to look things up on an encyclopedia. Now, it's google!  No one needs to remember everything - we just need to know how to access what we need.

Oct 10, 2015 01:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,801
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You are actually smarter, since you efficiently discoer the answers to your questions, thus allowing for more time to investigate other unknowns.

Oct 10, 2015 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,423,214
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is just the beginning of becoming more dependent on the Internet. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Google started a religion and a church too

Oct 10, 2015 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,238,680
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There was life before Google?

Oct 10, 2015 01:26 AM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe yes, Google does find me with all my details online! That's because we have presence online.

However, phone number for my wife? I can't Google it - and I can't forget it either!

Oct 10, 2015 12:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lise Howe I don't think it's making us dumber. I've always used outside resources like the dictionary, thesaurus or encyclopedias to look up things. Google is a lot quicker, more timely and saves a lot of trips to the library.

Oct 09, 2015 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,018,763
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We don't remember phone numbers like we use to, and the ability to Google everything has made it easy for us not to remember many things! 

Oct 09, 2015 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,982
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes I remeber too many phone numbers.

As to Google it beats trying to find the World Book Encyclopedia and spend hours researching a subject.

Oct 09, 2015 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,273,342
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I know exactly 2 phone numbers - my own and my husband's. If I lost my phone, I couldnt' contact my mother or my children or anyone.

Oct 09, 2015 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
4,866,130
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I learn what's important and Google the rest.... but after I Google it and the answer surfaces, I remember it....

Oct 09, 2015 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,655,894
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I think we are both dumber and smarter.  Better researchers for sure.  I remember a long time ago using Lexis/Nexis for court cases...so much easier to find things now.

Oct 09, 2015 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I think it makes us smarter, how many times did we actually look up things we didn't know or remembered to later. Now if we don't know something we can figure it out in minuets. Some of it sticks and some doesnt but I am sure we get more information in a week then people used to in their entire life.

Oct 10, 2015 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
743,017
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Do we remember less now?

No, we remember the same amount, however WHAT we remember NOW is mostly irrelevant to anything useful.

When the Chinese or Russians decide to take the US Internet down, most of our citizens will be incapable of calculating the square feet of a rectangle, (forget about cubic feet) one hour after the cell phone battery goes dead.

Read, play mind games, measure by being able to answer at least five questions on each session of Jeopardy.

Oct 09, 2015 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am sure future generations will remember less things than we do. 

Oct 09, 2015 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,971,429
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm lucky I remember my own phone number! But it's hard for me to say if that's the google effect or old age!

Oct 10, 2015 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
724,099
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The trick is in knowing how to get the answer or where to find it, not in memorizing everything. I think it's smart to use your resources. 

Oct 10, 2015 10:41 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No I still remember everything, where do you think that G gets their facts from, they call me.

Oct 25, 2018 09:23 PM