The reason why people are becoming dumber is because reading is "uncool" the internet has made things so uncomplicated now, u can just type in the search phrase and it comes up, no need to pick up a book anymore. No need to skim through all these unnecessary pages of info. Kids are borderline illiterate when they leave school. If you dont read books for fun, u have missed out a great experiences. The movie version of a book takes away all the fun. Imagination is your strongest tool.