Josh Haning Mr. Rogers English Final 05/31/2011 Us Stupid Google Making Is As times change, so must our methods of dealing with them. The evolution of media has changed the way we absorb information from writing to radio to television and so on. During these trans-formative periods, skills are lost and skills are gained; but to label the internet as the catalyst for the degeneration of our intelligence goes a bit too far. In his article ”Is Google Making Us Stupid” Nicholas Carr argues that, in its current form, the internet is not conducive to the kind of deep thought required when reading a long article or novel. He feels that while the internet is extremely useful, it is designed to distract as opposed to focus the mind.
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.
Google is by far the worst example of an information supplier, in that, a search on Google can inundate the reader with an outlandish list of results. The majority of these results are often not what most educators would consider scholarly work, but instead opinion and conjecture. Wikipedia on the other hand, advertises itself as an encyclopedia type service. While their information is rather extensive and referenced for the reader, its basic flaw is that it is collaborative software. It allows its contributors to freely edit the content that is broadcast through the internet.
Even though the internet is not a brand new thing, this question was never brought up because of how slow it used to be and because of how many people had access to it compared to now. In this day and age the amount of people who use the internet heavily for a cornucopia of things is amazing. It has now become such an integral part of society that it seems it may be changing how our brains our working. When we do anything enough times it will start to affect our brain. If we lie all the time we will start to have a brain that is tailor made to make lying easier (Neulieb).
Is Google Making Us Stupid? 9/30/2012 ENG140 Introduction to Writing Kanesha Howard In Nicholas Carr’s story “Is Google Making Us Stupid” his main point is the question, is quick access to the internet making humans more impatient to read and want to skim through stuff more. This story is a very well informative story. Carr uses google as a metaphor for the wider internet. When Carr asks the question is google making us stupid, he may have set an alarm for many.
Short critical reflection Mary Gundersen INF 103 April 30, 2012 Erika McCulloch Short critical reflection Short critical reflection is as searching information with Google is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and do I think it is true, that the library in the 19th century more efficient. Yes, I do think it is more efficient in the 19th century because back then they did not have the internet as we do today. If he or she has ever research in a library they would know that is very more efficient to look up information but, into today world we have the internet and it is deficiently a huge task not easy on search engines that he or she can choose from but not only Google is by far the most Famous. Nevertheless, each one is just a search engine and not a library. When individual logs onto the internet he or she may found a sense of information over kill since there is no filters in place to organize from the truth or the fiction of items that he or she reads, and Searching in a specific database, such as Ashford’s Library is different from searching in Bing, Google, and Yahoo.
Have you ever felt like you knew there was somebody out there for you, but you couldn’t seem to find them? Some would say you haven’t exhausted every option. Online dating should be permitted because it’s a new way of meeting people and it is easier to communicate with others; although you should be aware of choosing the right websites. First, online dating is a way of using modern day technology. We can take advantage of online dating and view it as an opportunity.
Summary of “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr Nicholas Carr argues in, “Is Google Making us Stupid?” that the internet is changing the way we think. The internet looks to be slowly taking away the ability to focus very long, and is becoming the most widely used medium for information. Carr has the feeling that he no longer thinks like he used to. Reading a long book or article is no longer enjoyable to him. He attributes this feeling to the extensive use of the internet and computers, even though this usage of the internet has been to help him write.
Nicholas Carr and Clay Sharkey debate whether or not the internet is actually making us smarter or dumber. “Never has a communications system played so many roles in our lives- or exerted such broad influences over our thoughts, as the internet does today. “that is one of Carr’s viewpoints. Shirkey believes that “every increase in paperback book to you tube, alarms people accustomed to the restrictions of the old system, convincing them that the new media will make young people stupid. This fear dates back to at least the invention of movable type.” I tend to agree more with Sharkey because there are a lot of learning toold we can gain from the web.
They’re many pros to our worlds technology but at the same time my cons. In our world because of technology we become lazy in everything we do because we rely on the internet to do the work for us and we also become obese due to all the games we’d rather play than enjoy fresh air. Technology is an amazing world of its own but if we over use it becomes a problem. Whatever happened to dictionaries or actual book, now all of those are offered off an app or the computer? Back when cell phones were barely around, when we did stuff ourselves.