He points out, “When I mentions my troubles with reading to friends, many say they’re suffering from similar afflictions. The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing” (315). Even though he thought he was the only one suffering from no longer having the ability to read at his former level, he learned that his friends were also having trouble. Carr continues explaining how some have totally lost the ability to read and absorb long articles on the Web or in print (316). He says how some are having a difficult time and will not read more than three or four paragraphs because it is “too much” and they will skim
Carr thinks that this is bullshit. They underestimate the qualities of our human brain. Of course, it’s true that because of Google, we have more time to daydream, but we don’t do it because our brain is to busy processing all the vibes we got from using Google. Recent research expelled that daydreaming (short periods of psychic suspence) can give you a lot of creativity. They give you new ways of thinking, associating and ideas.
Carter Campbell Mr. Abedinifard ENG 102 (AS25) 31 Oct 2014 In his essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, published in The Atlantic, Nicolas Carr expresses his opinions on the effect the internet has on people’s attentions spans and their intelligence. Carr talks about how reading lengthy articles has become more challenging for him as his internet usage increases. “Immersing myself in a book or article used to be easy. That’s rarely the case anymore” (92). Not only does Carr believe this but states others, including friends and colleagues are also experiencing this affect.
I believe this to be true because they offer some of the newest technology in their store and it is place where people can actually interact with salespeople in real life. So much is lost in the digital age when someone can purchase something with a few clicks of a mouse. That being said I believe that Best Buy must focus a little more on their online sales to avoid being overtaken by sites like Amazon and Ebay. By doing this they will be holding true to their mission one hundred
It was one of his favorite things to do, but over time he believes the way he thinks changed. He gives examples of how everything has become so much easier for us and instead of picking up a book and really getting into the details of it he just skims. He also states how the internet is like searching for a prize and finding instant information then moving on. The essay starts with a part of a movie, "A Space Odyssey". In the beginning, the guy has an artificial brain that he feels is disconnecting.
While some people might not agree with the idea that the Internet is diminishing our intelligence. We’re provided with evidence from a few of Carr’s acquaintances who say that the more they use the Web, the more they have to stay focused on long pieces of writings. These statements make sense, due to the fact that our society has become all about immediacy and less about patience. While I’m an avid user of technology, ranging from the latest MacBook to the next iPhone, I have to agree with Carr’s claim that technology is indeed diminishing our intelligence. A few months ago I was showing my Grandmother the different shortcuts my MacBook offered, such as swiping three fingers up displayed all the open windows, swiping two fingers back loaded the previous Internet page, and she was amazed by the simplicity my
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.
Carr does this to show just how big of an impact that the internet has not only on the literary society, but society as a whole. This essay is primarily a convincing essay, in that Carr is attempting to explain why Google is creating an attention-deficit society. He states that, “Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy.”(603) Nicholas then goes on to mention how his concentration starts to wonder after reading two to three pages. The intimate relationship between the reader and the text is lost. Carr feels as though he has to constantly find his way back to the original text because of distractions.
This Is Your Brain on the Internet The brain is one of the most fascinating organs in the human body. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the brain is a social organ. It reacts to environment around us, and these reactions subconscious or not can have an effect on our brain. One question that is being asked more and more regarding this is that is the internet making us dumb. 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.
What people are not getting from the computer is the satisfaction of making something with their own bare hands. Americans are socializing through online social networks almost as much as they are in person, and online company only makes one lonelier. Not to mention, that communication through text is not nearly as effective as verbal communication. Now that we have computers doing all the work for us, we are missing out on the satisfaction of doing things by hand. We don’t have to spend over ten minutes on a math problem; the computer can solve it in three minutes.