The Internet and Google are dominating the flow of the information through our eyes and ears to our brains. They are providing us with a huge amount of information by a way that is unprecedented in the history of mankind. I support Carr with his claim that Google is making us stupid because I think that after the invention of the Internet, human lifestyles have changed a lot; especially when they invented Google because it is the main search engine in the whole world, and people become completely dependent on it. Reading with focus is very important not only for the knowledge that we gain from the book author, but also in our minds for those spaces that bloom upon our minds from reading a book without focusing or meditating on the issue. For
Although internet access allows for a much more connected global society, multiple governments and private corporations plan on denying this for their own personal gain. By disallowing these governments, and private corporations, the ability to censor the internet and tamper with net neutrality, the internet will be able to continue to grow and provide people with opportunities that they normally wouldn’t have. Net neutrality is one of the base principles of today’s internet. It ensures a level playing field for all websites and Internet based technologies. Over the past couple of years, the number of people with internet access has increased significantly.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? Criticism of the Web most often questions whether we are becoming more superficial and scattered in our thinking. Some see the change as a loss, not as a gain. Some would say that the Web is the greatest humanizing impact in the World. The World Wide Web has changed the way we think and how we live our everyday lives, but is it molding our lives?
Today, the internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” in the magazine The Atlantic, the author, Nicholas Carr, recounts his complications with concentration while reading extended articles and books. He claims these difficulties may be caused by an increased time on the internet. He thinks it changes the way we think and it is affecting our brain. People are losing concentration easier than before internet was created.
Having this kind of information and connectivity at our fingertip should make us smarter, right? Or are we becoming too distracted with the constant stream of notifications, information overload and the stress of not being able to disconnect making us as American making us less intelligent? With the introduction of the internet on Smartphones, information on just about any subject is just a few keystrokes away. Answers to everyday questions, driving directions, news feeds, just to name a few, are at our fingertips via the “information highway”. Websites such as Wiki, Google, and YouTube have made it very easy to obtain knowledge on just about any subject in seconds.
The author admits that when goggling, he would sometimes, “sneak into other pages because of some attractive features or because of curiosity and forget about his work.” However, his opinion is baseless as internet - Google in specific - will actually sharpen the society’s knowledge and expound their level of thinking (Carr 533-541). The article also refers to Plato’s “Phaedrus,” part of the section that opens up counter-argument. It reminds us that various technological changes stretch far back–and that
Even though Neil Postman’s book, The End of Education, was written well before MOOCs were available it is still evident what his opinions on them would be. Postman is not as enthusiastic concerning technology’s place in education as Friedman is. Neil Postman and Thomas Friedman agree that there are some things that can’t be taught outside of a traditional classroom, but they disagree on the roll that technology should play on education. Postman dispute that society should restrain from seeking a substitute to traditional classrooms for societal standard and proper behaviors can’t be taught in a virtual setting. According to Postman (Postman), technology challenges the tradition that children should play on education.
Carr states, “For me, as for others, the Net is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind,” (Carr, 59). Ever since the Net has been created, it has become more and more powerful and popular with time. I do not necessarily feel that “Google is Making Us Stupid,” but believe that it is changing the way we think and how we go about retrieving information. Search engines such as Google can be very efficient and concise, but this is not always a good thing. Using the internet has changed the way many people read.
Throughout the 20th century the demand for news increased exponentially due largely to the progress of technology. This demand changed journalism permanently, and started the mentality that “if there is no news to the naked eye, it needs to be produced” (Boorstin 1992, p. 8). The increased numbers of journalistic platforms like online news, and the emergence of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook means journalists can substantiate false claims using masses of ‘followers’. I found the number of online newspapers who used Twitter responses to validate their claims alarming, and a major concern for journalism. Monica Attard (‘Australia's prime minister comes out swinging in
Socrates lived as an independent man. he did not want to go under any category. He was not paid for his "irony" and maieutics. Therefore he was not a sophist, as being a sophist was having a profession. Socrates was genuinely worried about why the young men were so disappointing.