The rise of Pseudo-Intellectuals

The time reference barely changes its identity, yet we are lucky enough that in order of things in the world, we have got to witness two in such a short span of time, one was the event of 9-11 and another the birth of Internet, which made more impact is argumentative depending upon the context but that is not, what we are going to discuss here, the birth of Internet has led to many things and many more fascinating technologies in future are yet to be adored but amidst all this, when information is available on the finger-tips, the phrase ‘Information is power’ is losing its charm by the day as any person with access to Internet can ‘Google’ anything about anyone on the Internet Database, this has radically changed the world, people are not working towards gaining information anymore – the phrase ‘Information is Power’ has gone redundant but what it has given rise to is – the ‘Pseudo-Intellectuals’ – People who know a lot about everything but not to the factual points, Internet has made our lives easier but has left the working of human brain, in titter. As we can easily move on, we are not easily fascinated, we are not easily interested into anything. A rocket was sent to the space and it was bought back and it made a proper landing – it is one of the greatest technological advancement event, now people would know SpaceX did it and Elon Musk is running the company but if you ask anyone how long did it took for them to achieve this feat and where did it land, they wouldn’t be able to answer because now people just focus on the flashlights rather than researching a news, and sharing the news items that a person is interested in has become a trend as it reflects the personality of a person. The more intelligent/Science-related news a person would share, the more intelligent he’s perceived. But, only in the frugal world where it doesn’t matter but lot many us do not know this, we keep on reading the flashy headlines – ‘Flashlines’ and then just share it. The media have picked up on this trend or rather people who are running media have picked up on this, hence to create more revenue, more buzz about their network/publishing website or to attract some internet traffic they’ll go to the length to just put some flashlines out and create chatter and buzz among the public, this leads to the generation of Fake news, and this Pseudo-Intellectuals thrive on Fake news as to them, all matters is to share and to be perceived as intelligent – intellectual whereas in reality all they do is – they become carrier of this fake news and a reason of many people’s misery, amusement, etc. It is not anyone’s fault but is a matter of ignorance, we shouldn’t let this power of information go to waste, we need to ignite the intellect of mind rather than destroy the pillars of information itself.