| To create records on softwares | The use of passwords limit access and maintain confidentiality. Records can be easily updated. Information can be shared quickly and easily.Less bulky than paper records to store. | Lack of computer skills may restrict communication via computer. Records could be accidentally deleted.
Skepticism makes a person questions ideas toward multiple things such as knowledge or opinions that are stated as if it is true like facts. Rene Descartes argument for skepticism is to not believe every doubt that you give yourself. In his words "withstand all doubt because the evidence of our senses sometimes misleads us, it does not provide a secure basis for knowledge. We cannot be certain that we are awake and not dreaming." His argument can be argued because people have senses that can guide them to doubt themselves by the way people talk to them or other people actions.
Fluid intelligence doesn’t look much like the capacity to memorize and recite facts, the skills that people have traditionally associated with brainpower. But building it up may improve the capacity to think deeply that Carr and others fear we’re losing for good. And we shouldn’t let the stresses associated with a transition to a new era blind us to that era’s astonishing potential. We swim in an ocean of data, accessible from nearly anywhere, generated by billions of devices. We’re only beginning to explore what we can do with this knowledge-at-a-touch.
Nicholas Carr is the author of the article “Is Goggle making us stupid? Google proponents say that it’s not, they say that we don’t have to use our memory as much as before. Thanks to Google we have more time now to daydream or brainstorm. Or that we can see Google as an huge external hard disk for our brain. Carr thinks that this is bullshit.
December 13, 2011 Eng. 21A Essay 4 Deception Deception by definition is causing someone to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain personal advantage over someone. That is what Stanley Milgrim did to his test subjects; he deceived them in order to get results for his studies which directly caused many of them to suffer from mental issues afterwards. In Stanley Milgrims article “Perils of Obedience,” the author demonstrates the morals of science and if it is ethical to run deceptive tests on naive subjects (aka human beings). I believe that what Milgrim did in his experiments were unethical to his naive subjects because he lied to them to get what he wanted, it caused them to have mental break downs when they left the test room, and because he abused the trust people have with scientists.
| | C. that relying on computers negatively affects our intellectual tendencies and capacities | | D. that using technology of any sort affects the way we think. | | E. that the trend to use computers for more and more aspects of our lives is dangerous. | | | | | * Question 5 | | | James Moor's central belief about invisibility regarding computers is | | | | | Answers: | A. that it is too easy for programmers to take advantage of the invisible operations of computers to engage in ethical misconduct. | | B. that there are benefits to the invisibility of computer use but that this invisibility makes us vulnerable | | C. that the invisibility factor of computers is morally wrong and we should strive to make computer activity more visible | | D. that there are only three kinds of invisibility which have ethical significance | | E. that they will become so small that they will be virtually invisible | | | | | * Question 6 | | | In Christine Rosen's article,
While Carr’s arguments lead to the viable point that technology is now so deeply riveted into the fabric of our lives that we have lost control over its influence on us, he is not the first to be concerned. According to Carr, Socrates thought very little of the advancement of writing due to the fact that it would force society to forfeit the use of their memory because of the abundance of written material that would then be available. He also believed that people would, without receiving knowledge from credible sources, rely alone on their own interpretation of information and in turn become ignorant. Carr sees Socrates’ way of thinking as “short-sighted,” even though his argument in relationship to the internet mirrors that of Socrates’. Google has “[served] to spread information, spur fresh ideas, and expand human knowledge” today in the same way that the development of writing expanded the mind of an individual in the first century (Carr 8).
This mainly occurs because people do not pay close enough attention to the details around them. Loftus article illustrates information about different types of memory incidences that can typically lead to falsification. For example, scrambled memories occur when people mistake details when they are retrieving a certain story. This becomes a problem because people will make add or remove information that
They can choose to engage in deep thinking activities. Too much of anything is not good for any one, and this also applies to internet usage. Scholars say that the price of technology is alienation and that this indicates that the more distracted an individual becomes, the less able they are to experience human emotions such as empathy and compassion. It is still too early to tell what the results of the future effects of the internet, but as Carr states, “An intellectual technology exerts its influence by shifting the emphasis of our thought. As the brain adapts to the new medium, the most profound changes will take place over several generations’
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).