Is ruminative thought on the way out? With the entire knowledge base of mankind at our fingertips, what's to ruminate on? Just look it up. Google it. End of story. Quit wastin my time. Get it wrong? No worries, we'll fix it later. If anyone notices. I've heard people use the phrase "Ready! Fire! Aim!" as if it were a legitimate mode of operation instead of a recipe for failure. Who knows, maybe they're right. Maybe the cost/benefit ratios have been calculated, and it makes sense to do stuff and think stuff sloppily, because in a few minutes we'll all have moved on to something else, and bye and bye our brains will have become wobbly little appendices hanging from the tops of our skulls by figaments. Could it happen? Interesting...I'll have to google it.