Legendary British inventor David Baylis has claimed that the internet, and Google specifically, is making a new generation of children ‘brain-dead.’
The 75-year-old creator of the wind-up radio, says kids of today aren’t learning practical skills and will be unable to make anything with their hands as a result.
Baylis told the Daily Mail that children are becoming too reliant on instant Google searches and expressed a concern for the next generation of inventors in the UK.
He said: “Children have got to be taught hands-on, and not to become mobile phone or computer dependent.
“They are dependent on Google searches,” he added. “A lot of kids will become fairly brain-dead if they become so dependent on the internet, because they will not be able to do things in the old-fashioned way.”