I had some down time in a hospital last week, so I was reading and in between the reading I was people watching. I know its nothing new to say that people are glued to their smart phones, however, this got me thinking. The generations growing up now, are using google, Siri, Wiki, GPS units, and other methods to find information, instead of thinking for themselves. The efforts of the human brain are bypassed by technology. For example, several years ago, if a student had to do a book report, he/she had to read a book, and then research his topic using more books or magazines, and actually go to a library to do this, and cite his sources. Today, kids google away, they have a web based bibliography, and they are done in a short period of time. Do you think these advances in technology could impact the quality of stories to come? Will people grow complacent with the advances of technology, and not research as much, or restrict all their research efforts just to the Web? Or, perhaps stories may become more intriguing, with all the resources available on the internet. How do you think technology impacts the quality of writing?