Is Technology Making Us Stupid

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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? Carr mentions in his article that what the net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. He says his mind now expects to take information the way the Net distributes it, like a swiftly moving stream of particles. He states he was once a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now, he can zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski. Trent Batson’s article “Response to Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Batson has served as a professor of English, as Director of Academic Computing at two universities, and as communications strategist at MIT. His research areas include e-portfolios, teaching digital writing and other areas that bring together technological literacy and learning. You might consider the stasis points between Carr and Batson and, more specifically, whether technology has indeed provided a useful and effective form of public dialogue. Batson says that Carr being a writer he finds the Web a valuable tool, but he thinks it’s having a bad effect on his concentration. Books are heavy and expensive and take a long time to produce
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