Con to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"There's a danger in the internet and social media... The notion that information is enough, that more-and-more information is enough, that you don't have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous...
[P]eople say 'I don't have to think, information will make my decision for me', and that completely rules out creativity using the information in a different way, or new way...
(Social media causes) laziness – that we just feel we'll just get more information and we don't need to have ideas ourselves – we'll get ideas from someone else, we don't need to look at the data we'll just see what someone else has said and so on."
Claire Connelly, "Edward De Bono Says Social Media Makes Us Lazy and Stupid," news.com.au, Oct. 3, 2011
Experts PhDs (and other Doctorates), MDs, and JDs who have conducted extensive research related to social networks, and national government officials with significant involvement in social networking issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chair of the Council, Young Enterprise Europe, 1998-present
Secretary General, Supranational Independent Thinking Organization (SITO), 1983-present
Founding Director, Cognitive Research Trust (UK), 1971-present
Professor, University of Malta, University of Pretoria (South Africa), University of Central England (UK), and Dublin City University (Ireland)
EU Ambassador for Thinking, European Union Year of Creativity, 2009
Da Vinci Professor of Thinking, University of Advancing Technology, 2005
Founder, International Creative Forum, 1991
Founder, International Creativity Office
Lecturer in Medicine, University of Cambridge (UK), 1976-1983
Assistant Director of Research, Department of Investigative Medicine, University of Cambridge (UK), 1963-1976
Honorary Consultant, Boston City Hospital, 1965-1966
Honorary Registrar, St. Thomas' Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1965-1966
Founder, Edward De Bono Nonprofit Foundation
Junior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Oxford (UK), 1960-1961
Research Assistant, University of Oxford (UK), 1958-1960
PhD, University of Cambridge
DPhil, Medicine, University of Oxford
MA, Psychology and Physiology, University of Oxford