By all means, internet has been a blessing, however, in the same way a knife to the way we’re thinking. Therefore, internet has elevated our stupidity and made all of our lives easier for the worst. Ten or more years ago, students would go to the library for research and search through books and read to find out what they needed. It would take them hours to finish their research. But now in today’s civilization just by a click of a button you have what you need.
Throughout all these years, the net is becoming the universal source of information for most of the people and the way the media is presented gives us a big reading deficiency that is increasing every time. Nevertheless Carr want us to realize that we probably will be reading more today than an average person did in the 1970s or 1980s but the way we read now produces a different type of thinking, a poorer one. Web advantages and the use of citing other authors The author recognized the huge advantages of using the internet to do researches and finding vital and valuable information. Being more specific, he seems to love all those benefits that a laptop can provide and he also states that most of the time he uses search engines to complete his tasks. By mentioning and quoting a lot of successful writers and bloggers, he expect us to understand that the loss of memory and attention is something that can easily happen to everyone; even those who spend their time reading a lot of information, they will suffer the same consequences if the media is not presented by an auspicious medium.
Humans cannot do a lot without a computer; they use it to communicate, socialize, to help each other for their jobs. Humans reduced themselves to a simple mechanism. In Lanier’s “You are not a gadget “book, describes how technology is becoming more humanistic and is taking over our decision making skills because the internet has gotten programmed to make them for us. Lanier writes “The process of locked in is like a wave gradually washing over the rule book of life, culling the ambiguities of flexible thoughts as more and more thought structure are solidified into effectively permanent reality”. What he is trying to say is, a website or a program created online first is an idea that gradually using it and learning it makes you mandated to, it always makes you to use it and your brain so get adapted to and you cannot avoid it.
There are many famous people including Bauerlein himself were having an argument with another group of people on whether digital culture is an advantage or not. He backs up his opinion by saying “Together they form an imposing countervailing force, an alliance to slow the headlong rush to technologies learning, reading, writing, and intellectual life.” Bauerlein believes digital culture had cut of young adults’ understanding on literature and history because at this time, young adults would prefer to find answers on the Internet; therefore, reading also becomes a problem. Even though teenagers are willing to adapt the new learning style is an advantage for them; however, they should not abandon the old way of studying. Bauerlein said “If it doesn't happen in high school, in college and in home at this time, it probably never will.” Young adults should be aware of how to study when there aren’t any digital culture provided, on the other
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
On the other hand, others argue the internet promotes and encourages literacy. Is the collective intelligence gained by accessing and using the internet and social media making us a more intellectual society? The answer is found in many skewed viewpoints and opinions. In Nicholas Carr's article in the Wall Street Journal, "does the internet make you dumber", he makes numerous rhetorical appeals to Ethos to establish credibility or the "trust me" appeal. The Ethos appeal of this article produces an appeal towards the author by providing information the author is credible and knowledgeable.
In an article written by Nicholas Carr “Is Google Making Us Stupid”? A widely circulated article and in the book that followed, The Shallows (2010), The main point of this article brings up the question of whether the quick access to information on the Internet has led to us becoming more “impatient”. Carr argues that the “media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought.” He alleges that the internet is changing the way one thinks to an increasingly shallow way that is, unreflecting and blandly standardized. Carr uses 3 illustrative anecdotes to make his argument of how technology has drastically changed our way of being not only in the way we think but also in the way we operate as human being’s.
He then moves on to inform the reader on how absorbed he would get in the textbooks and articles. Carr’s challenge to blame his disorder on computer/internet use is an unfair emotional claim with no importance. He has completely demolished his argument that the Internet is to blame for his disconnection, when in fact it sounds more likely to be a medical condition to blame. The feeling of having someone playing with his brain, remapping the neural motherboard, reprogramming the memory can even be viewed as grounds for a panic evaluation. Carr continues stating that the use of computers is also to blame for his reduced ability to read through whole articles on the Internet and adds that even his friends and acquaintances-literary types most of them are dealing with the same
In Nicholas Carr essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” he states that people are losing focus easier than before and instead of reading the material, that they are skimming over it. Most of our time is spent on the internet. We tend to skim over information and move to the next thing, me myself I am guilty of this. Nicholas also makes the statement, “The Human brain is just an outdated computer that needs a faster processor and a bigger hard drive. I feel like he uses this to show how the internet has skimmed our brains.
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” In today’s society we have become lazy individuals. We like everything fast and simple. In the article “Is Google Making us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr he talked about the pros and cons of Google, but mainly focused on the fact that it is helping us lose our creativity. He begins this article explaining how researching has become increasing easier because of the internet. Research that would normally take days at the library on can be searched within minutes on the computer.