Nowadays, within one minute searching with the toolbars, the great databases of the Internet will immediately bring the information to us. Besides, the printed books became the past thanks to the e-book and other online works on the Internet. Writing becomes a real challenge even to a writer since we spend too much time on the media. “Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s
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.
Internet Impact on Society In “Hal and Me” written by Nicholas Carr, Carr discusses how the Internet is impacting each individual that is using the Internet. Carr took his own intellectual journey in 2007 and realized he was experiencing difficulty in focusing on his work. His main concern was the difficulty he was having particularly on careful and concentrated reading, thinking about that reading, and writing carefully about it. Carr made a conclusion that the Internet itself was impacting his ability to concentrate and something had to change. In “Hal and Me”, Carr uses examples and personal experiences to relate to the positive and negative impacts the Web has on society in general.
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. The internet is making a lot of people lazy, it takes all the work and effort out of reading, writing, and even thinking. What used to be time consuming can now be done in a shorter period of time. With just a few clicks and typed words. Most things are made much simpler by just googling and searching for words and stories.
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.
2) The author feels that someone has been tinkering with his brain, making it change. He no longer enjoys reading a book of any length because he cannot sustain concentration on the book. 3) He feels that all the time he now spends online is affecting his abilities to concentrate. He recognizes that the Internet has been a useful tool for him to search for information and communicate. He notes that, unlike footnotes, links send you to the information rather than just refer to it.
Now it takes as much time as if the person to whom we send a letter / photos / audio and video files, sits in front of you. Internet creates a very convincing, albeit an illusory, lack of distance between people. I think I walked away from the topic, fascinated by describing the benefits of the web. So what about the children of the present generation? Does the Internet render a detrimental impact on growing and getting to know this world creature?
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.
The article starts by explaining the effects that technology has had on both Carr and his close friends. His friends, which he explains to be along the lines of "literary" types of people, have experienced many troubles indulging themselves into books and articles as well as they had in the past. Carr mentions how they are unable to focus on long pieces of writing and how they must fight in order to finish. He also names two bloggers experiencing the same issue; Scott Karp and Bruce Friedman. Although both bloggers blog on different topics, they had both described themselves as readers, and, through the invention of blogs and the internet, find it much harder to sit down and read through a three page article.
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.