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
Today, the internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” in the magazine The Atlantic, the author, Nicholas Carr, recounts his complications with concentration while reading extended articles and books. He claims these difficulties may be caused by an increased time on the internet. He thinks it changes the way we think and it is affecting our brain. People are losing concentration easier than before internet was created.
Joseph Weisman English 112 Ms. Jennifer Hebert June 10, 2013 Unintelligent Internet Google is one of the most visited websites in the world and is the most popular search engine out on the Internet today. Google allows anyone with Internet availability to have nearly all of the information in the world at ones fingertips. Is all this power to search for things so quickly a good thing? Through the article by Nicholas Carr Is Google Making Us Stupid? He quickly expresses the fact that ever since the mainstream bring up of the internet people are beginning to loose attention spans because they simply have no patience.
His primary arguments seemed to be examples of his own difficulties. He states “Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy…That’s rarely the case anymore.” He continues to write of how his mind starts to wander after a few pages, and he looks for something else to do; reading has become a struggle. Carr says the culprit is the Internet itself, basing his accusation on how in today’s society we can obtain information after just a few minutes on the Net. The media today has started to give us information in as limited amount of words they can allow, so we as users can skim the information we desire then move onto the next sliver of info. He believes our minds have been altered to expect all information the way the Net hands it out: “in a swiftly stream of moving particles,” as he put it.
It suggests that an ambitious person will surrender moral integrity in order to achieve power and success. This is portrayed through Tyrell, the Creator of the Replicants and possibly the mastermind behind the world’s rapid propulsion into a world of science. Bladerunner is a dystopic science fiction that holds similarities to Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) and George Orwell’s 1984 (1949). Both these texts have influenced the themes present in the film regarding contemporary society’s failings and the speculation on the potential consequences of continued scientific pursuit. This pursuit of knowledge and progress is not unlike that of the Nazi regime.
Steven king has written many classic novels. His main theme has always been mystery, but his novels both frighten you at times and can tug at your heart other times. By using his talented writing skills, King can bring all emotions to the surface. In his novel Cujo, the reader experiences terror and worry and in The Green Mile the reader experiences sadness and empathy. In exploring his many published novels, I have discovered not only that King is an experienced writer, but also very talented at exploring many different genres of writing.
Jurassic Park views technological improvement as potentially dangerous, while The Killer Angels portrays that technological advances can help a great deal. Although the technology in both novels are different, both advance in their own ways. The advance of warfare technology in The Killer Angels helps the Union Army defeat the Confederate Army, a good thing for them. On the other hand, the advance of scientific technology in Jurassic Park ultimately fails and brings doom to everyone in the park. These conflicting views on technological advances in these novels can be related to the modern age that we live in today.
Jane Mukala Professor Hart ENG 101 March 18, 2015 Does The Internet Make You Dumber? Nicholas Carr argues that the internet has bad effects on the brain. He says that the internet makes it harder to remember anything, and that it is harder to move memories into long term memories. Carr thinks that by skimming information, it will diminish the ability to read long texts; I disagree with him because the internet makes actually makes us smarter and think accurate because we are aware of every little information around us. Carr thinks that excessive use of the internet might cause permanent changes to the way our brains work and we don’t have to remember as much, because we have RAM (Random Access Memory).
I have gone in deep understanding while I have read different articles on the Net. As an international student I have found Goggle and other Net search engines as the best tool to success in my classes. If I have the hard time understanding different words or articles from my classes I have the online friends of Ask.com to help me out and millions of articles to gain a deeper understanding. The commercial about the lady who was asking about a solution about her back pain is a typical example of web searching. I know that when we type different question or key words in our search engines a millions of other things pop out.
Is Technology Making us Stupid? Nicholas Carr the author of “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” writes on the effects of technology upon our culture and economy, he has published many periodicals, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Financial Times, Die Zeit, The Futurist, and Advertising Age. Also, he is the author of two-thousand eights bestseller for his book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. You might consider the not only the title question, but also your own practices of interacting with information, and weather technological applications like Google are changing what it means to think and be human. Does technology advance our abilities, or does it, as Carr suggest, flatten our own intelligence into artificial intelligence?