The Impact of Internet On Our Mind Is Google making us dumber or smarter? Many people argue about becoming smarter or dumber because of the Google. Everyone has their own opinion about what they think. As for me, I believe Google is making us smarter and dumber at the same time. It depends on people’s situation how they utilize Google in their life.
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?
"Yes, Google is hampering our ability to recall information." (Betsy Sparrow, Columbia University) The study also found that Google improves certain kinds of memory, like methods for retrieving information. Sparrow's findings aren't the whole story, though. As scientists have stressed since the dawn of web, the effects of Internet usage on cognition are pretty complicated. Search engines are rerouting our memory.
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 Nicholas also makes the statement, “The Human brain is just an outdated computer that needs a faster processor and a bigger hard drive.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.
John McWilliams Mr. Murzyn Issue Proposal Is Google Making Us Stupid? Is Google really helping us or is it giving us a way out of learning things ourselves? I believe that Google is holding people back from their true potential. With just a few seconds people can find practically anything they can imagine on Google. These days, when someone wants to find information or get answers for a problem they simply “Google it”.
Nicholas Carr says, in his book, The Shallows, that because of his constant use of computers and the Internet, he has become unable to concentrate on one thing for long periods of time. He can no longer read books without losing interest in them after a few short pages. He doesn’t understand things at great depth, he looks for the shallow understanding of many things. I agree with what Carr said about what using the internet and technology has done to our ability to concentrate and focus on one thing and to read a book and understand things at a deeper level. Since using the Internet, I have noticed that when I look through magazines, I LOOK through them not read them.
Technology Influence on Today’s Society Technology has become an important resource in the world today. Many writers are writing essays about how technology is beneficial and harmful to our society today. In essays, “A Personal Guide to Digital Happiness” by Anna Akbari and “Society is Dead, We Have Retreated to the iWorld,” by Andrew Sullivan, they discuss their views on current technology. Akbari and Sullivan both write about how technology is positive and negative; however, Akbari focuses on mainly the positive ways to better utilize technology, while Sullivan focuses on the negative. A similarity between Sullivan and Akbari is they both recommend the reader to take a sabbatical from technology.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? * I will start off by saying that I do agree with the author in stating that Google is making us (technology driven people) stupid. Modern technology with computers, cell phones and tablets can be credited to allowing us access to the internet. There used to be a time when doing research meant going to the library and checking out a book or encyclopedia and actually looking up the information to be researched. Also there was a time when you had a question, the way to find the answer was to maybe ask an actual human being.
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.
Is Google making People Less Intelligent? The growth of the Internet benefits us, simultaneously, it also ruins us. There is no denying that Google and the Internet in general bring people amount of information and convenience. Our lives are full of the Internet, and we can even say that people cannot live without the Internet. However, too much water drowned the miller.