Carr thinks that the net makes people dumper because he proved the net makes people scattered and superficial thinkers. I agree with Carr. Until I read this article, I was thinking the internet makes people smarter but the scientific evidence turned my thought. In additional on his thought, I think the net wastes a lot of time of our lives. Carr said that “ People who are continually distracted by emails, alerts and other messages understand less than who are able to concentrate.” (qtd line 9).
I couldn’t agree more with Nicholas Carr that the internet distracts and interrupts our brain rendering it shallow. The persistent usage of the internet hurts our productivity at work, makes it tougher to filter out vital information and leads to scattered thinking. Even though, the internet allows us to collect information swiftly, increase various avenues of expression like the blogs, helps to socialize through Facebook, Twitter, but it also chips away our concentration in the sense that the mind now expects to take information the way the Net distributes it. We don’t want to think anymore but expects the internet to work harder rather than exploiting our brain. In a nutshell, the internet has overshadowed our other intellectual technologies.
AN310 Cultural Anthropology Assignment 05 2/7/2012 How Molitor thinks technology has affected the family Communication is the most definitive contribution of technology that has changed the way we live our lives. Our jump from the beginning of time allowing for one communication per second has grown light-years into several trillion bits of communication in a mere second. Technology advancement continually improves upon prior methods of communication and becomes more efficient, faster, better and cheaper than previous methods. Technology has revolutionized the way we do everyday task from banking, transportation, communication and much more. Summary of English-Lueck’s observations on the family The home front is a conglomerate of technological devises which cultivate our very lifestyle at home and work sometimes merging the two.
From the first automobile to the first cell phone, technology is a never ending mechanical and scientific evolution that is designed to benefit us and make life easier. Every day we rely on technology to help us achieve our goals quickly and efficiently while using the least amount of energy we possibly can. There is an extremely large dependence on these technologies and their functionality. This dependence and reliance on the constantly growing technological advancements around us is argued by some as harmful and dangerous, ultimately becoming damaging. In The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, the idea of technology and its harmful long term effects is brought up on many occasions.
Although the computer is fantastic in many ways and has helped improve civilization’s way of living, have people all over the world come to rely on this device too much? Computers make life far easier and many people living today probably could not function if they were sent back in time before computers were created. Although people are just taking advantage of the presence of this technology, people need to realize how to use it responsibly and not to overuse it. Computers let people communicate with each other in the blink of an eye. This revolutionary way of communication can help build relationships and bonds between people.
Most people find that looking things up on the internet is distracting because you are already on the web so why not check YouTube for a funny video, or update your status on the social network. Is the advancing of our technology worth the making us dumber as Nicholas Carr states in his piece, "Is Google Making us Stupid?" We are live in a technologically civilized society.
Jane Mukala Professor Hart ENG 101 March 18, 2015 Does The Internet Make You Dumber? Nicholas Carr argues that the internet has bad effects on the brain. He says that the internet makes it harder to remember anything, and that it is harder to move memories into long term memories. Carr thinks that by skimming information, it will diminish the ability to read long texts; I disagree with him because the internet makes actually makes us smarter and think accurate because we are aware of every little information around us. Carr thinks that excessive use of the internet might cause permanent changes to the way our brains work and we don’t have to remember as much, because we have RAM (Random Access Memory).
Michael Shamas Professor Masha Grigoryan English 104 30 March 2015 A New Life in Technology In the new age of life, everyone believes that technology has made life easier and more comfortable and has empowered us to perform tasks that we could perform otherwise. Technology, by definition, is the practical application of knowledge. It is the systematic treatment of art and science. The benefits of technology would be a very long list indeed if written out. It also gives us another form of communication and exchange information that was not available to us previously, information that is both good and bad.
Media has always been important, for both entertainment and information purposes. However, with the advancements of science, media has now become an integral part of our daily lives. With time and technology, transmitting information from one end to another has become virtually costless and thus much more rapid. In a world of smart phones and social media, it may seem that less is left out from the public eye. Due to this dynamic transfer of information, political transparency is formed which enables the voters to make more well-informed decisions about who to vote for.
Our prehistorical ancestors must have benefitted from taking on as much information from their surrounding as they could, paying attention to everything and turning into the ultimate learning machine. Yet in an age of information glut, the curious mind is forced to ignore as much of the available data as it can, in order to consume only what is nutritious. Today, creative merits are judged mostly by non-expert consumers and the power of formal institutions in determining what is and isn’t creative has diminished. The internet has lifted the wall between creators and the public, making creativity more meritocratic. This, of course, is assuming that the creative value of something can be determined consensually.