Comparison-contrast essay on the perspectives of Neil Postman and Thomas Friedman on technology in education. Technology with out a doubt has impacted education in a major way, from the way we go to school to the way we are taught. Some would say this is a good thing and others would disagree. Neil Postman's opinion on the matter would show how technology can negatively impact education leaving gaps in learning however, someone such as Thomas Friedman would disagree stating that he views technology as a revolutionary tool to education that will undoubtedly make it better. Could technology hurt education or, is technology the revolution to education?
However, Google has a huge amount of information and much of it could be wrong. For example, the Wikipedia website is not a good source of information because normal people write the information in it and not specialists. Therefore, if we get wrong information, then our knowledge would be wrong. Carr also discussed that the Internet is an imaginary world, and all the people are behind the computer screens. Therefore, whenever we access a website, Google can collect more information about us, and if we access more websites, then that would be easier and faster for them to collect the information they want.
"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.
Perhaps the sensational changes in the technological world might raise divergent opinions on the fate of the current generation. Philosophers in particular are perturbed by the way the internet is wasting away the traditional methods of research and the natural intelligence of the mortal man. In Carr’s essay; ‘Is Google making us stupid?’ Carr alludes from Socrates’ view that people would be thought of as, “having knowledge when they are actually illiterate due to the unorganized internet knowledge.” It is also a worry by scholars that the internet may at great extend induce laziness amongst students on a claim that they will lose the habit of looking for books and reading them (Carr 533-541). Carr is particularly worried that his level of concentration is not to the maximum. The author admits that when goggling, he would sometimes, “sneak into other pages because of some attractive features or because of curiosity and forget about his work.” However, his opinion is baseless as internet - Google in specific - will actually sharpen the society’s knowledge and expound their level of thinking (Carr 533-541).
Is Google really making us stupid? Nicholas Carr, a technology writer poses that question about the internet and asks readers to give it some thought. He makes suggestions that the internet is changing the way our mind works and that it has negative consequences on the mind. Carr believes that we should be skeptical of the internet because of the adverse ways it may be shaping the way we think. Thinking critically about his article, I can find some patterns in his writing, such as fact and fiction, presenting evidence with an argument, cause and effect, and tonal qualities.
Meaning you don’t have to run to google for information, because that doesn’t make you intelligent anyone can run to google for information. If you think deeply on your own without google search engine you’ll see yourself becoming a much better thinker and more intelligent. Nicholas Carr says “If were distracted, we understand less, remember less, and learn less.” This is true if you’re using google. Once your on google you’re on the internet, there are so many distractions on the internet that you won’t even be able to use that information you just
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty When it comes to literature I bounce between comedy and drama, which do not reflect the types of movies I like to watch strangely. So when going through the different choices of literature, I found quite a lot that actually interested me. The one I chose however was “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” The author tied in not only a relationship that you could see every day between couples who have been together for quite some time, but exaggerated humor can be found within the story as well. This piece of literature was a great example of satire. Mrs. Mitty is characterized as a flat character in my opinion.
Reid vs Google The issues that standout to me in this case are that Google failed to do a few essential things as an employer. I believe that if Google had addressed the statements about Reid that he wasn’t a “cultural fit”, wasn’t as fast paced as the younger contributors, or that his ideas didn’t matter with those that made them then this case may have stopped with an issue of the hot-stove-rule. Or Google may have found that the progressive discipline system would have worked better in this case so they could do a formal investigation into the statements. Either using the hot-stove-rule or the progressive discipline system Google needed to ensure the companies HR professionals were carrying out the actions and the appropriate documentation. Reid should have known whether or not Google had an Alternate Dispute Resolution plan.
TThanks to technological advances, literally two people planets apart could communicate in real-time as if they were holding a face-to-face conversation. Yet it is arguable that new technologies and communication devices destroyed communication among family and friends. I personally find the later claim nonsensical for the following reasons: Modern devices facilitate communication, help keeping in touch with acquaintances, and cannot replace physical conversations. While it is true, back in the days were correspondence had to be by letters, the quality of the messages was richer in content. Letters would also take days if not weeks to reach their receiver.
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?