| | C. that relying on computers negatively affects our intellectual tendencies and capacities | | D. that using technology of any sort affects the way we think. | | E. that the trend to use computers for more and more aspects of our lives is dangerous. | | | | | * Question 5 | | | James Moor's central belief about invisibility regarding computers is | | | | | Answers: | A. that it is too easy for programmers to take advantage of the invisible operations of computers to engage in ethical misconduct. | | B. that there are benefits to the invisibility of computer use but that this invisibility makes us vulnerable | | C. that the invisibility factor of computers is morally wrong and we should strive to make computer activity more visible | | D. that there are only three kinds of invisibility which have ethical significance | | E. that they will become so small that they will be virtually invisible | | | | | * Question 6 | | | In Christine Rosen's article,
In other words, as we get older, we have a harder time with distractions online with the Internet, Facebook, and such. Finally, some people say that using Google will make a person stupid, which is true for some, but others like me, actually use it for research and to learn as well. Experienced Internet users actually showed increased brain activity, with more advanced decision-making skills and complex reasoning. In simple terms, the inexperienced Internet users lagged behind. This is either a win or lose for using Google, it help some, but also fails others.
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.
Do you think that computers and other electronic texting devices detract professionals from the regular face-time conversations? What are the likely consequences? Yes, in my personal opinion technology has definitely taken over. Besides my personal opinion, there are facts, researches and surveys that can ideally prove this. The new era of technology and its advancement have indeed removed even today’s professionals from “regular face-time conversations”.
In his article, “Does the Internet Make You Dumber?” Nicholas Carr introduces the idea that multitasking could very well be changing the way our brains work. He does this in the context that constant distractions and interruptions are turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers. Also, when we’re constantly distracted and interrupted, our brains are unable to forge the strong connections needed to give our thoughts depth and originality. In other words, become “signal-processing units”. It’s a given that people who are constantly distracted understand less than those who can concentrate, and people who juggle many tasks are less productive than those who do one thing at a time.
Undoubtedly, the Internet has led to a spectacular outburst of human innovation, but its dynamism has frustrated any effort to regulate it, hold cybercriminals responsible, and resolve conflicts (Mueller, 2010, pp. 175-176). What makes matters more complicated is the fact that several nations and jurisdictions also seek justice and someone to be held responsible when their legal principles or societal standards are violated (Thierer & Crews, 2003, p. 16). New, innovative technologies can pose problems for policymakers, who often try to control these when they have little knowledge regarding them. The Internet has been particularly challenging for drafting successful and effective policies due to its affordability, accessibility, and inclusiveness.
Wesley Boskey Professor Ballentine English 1301 9:25 17 September 2014 Computers and Social Awkwardness Social awkwardness is also know as a social phobia. It’s defined as the fear of being judged or communicating with others. People say that nerds are the awkward ones, but really it’s the people sucked into their virtual world made by games or social media. Those are the real socially awkward people. Just because you use computers doesn’t mean you are a socially awkward person.
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" By Nicholas Carr informs us on the ways technology is negatively affecting our brains. This article starts out by talking about how the Internet is a resource we can use for almost anything. As a result, we are becoming dependent upon it in ways like increase our work productivity, reading, as well as writing. This article also claims that technology is a huge distraction in our lives in the sense that instead of traditional reading we now tend to skim read and even skip right to another article without ever returning to the original one.
In this article, Carr explains to us the ways in which he believes that technology has affected our society. Although we think of pros when it comes to the advancement of technology, not many of us who use technology have considered that there are negative affects to this ongoing advancement of technology. There are several effects due to the advancement of the Internet; laziness, shorter attention span, and lack of patience. The primary claim that is made in this article is that the more we use the Internet, the weaker our ability to concentrate on long pieces of writing become. While some people might not agree with the idea that the Internet is diminishing our intelligence.