Why older men are getting smarter

evolution of man

By mashing up two “survey/research” news stories, a practice I lambast when others do it, I have a theory for why men seem to grow smarter, the older I, I mean, they, get.

First, there’s this research that claims 2/3rds of men age 18-34 say they cannot live without the internet vs. only 1/3rd who can’t live without television” and that 40% of such men use the internet more than 22 hours per week. That sounds about right for me. (Although I will not be making any comments related to other findings of the research.)

Second, it appears that some researchers at UCLA have found that for middle-age and older people, using the internet helps boost brain power.

Thus, I conclude, men — especially “older men” — because they are using the Internet so much, are getting especially smart.

Later: Doc Searls is getting smarter.

  • http://sitening.com/ Jon Henshaw

    it appears that some researchers at UCLA have found that for middle-age and older people, using the internet helps boost brain power.

    If that’s the case, then we’re both well on our way to winning the Nobel Peace Prize or finding the 9th dimension.