They can choose to engage in deep thinking activities. Too much of anything is not good for any one, and this also applies to internet usage. Scholars say that the price of technology is alienation and that this indicates that the more distracted an individual becomes, the less able they are to experience human emotions such as empathy and compassion. It is still too early to tell what the results of the future effects of the internet, but as Carr states, “An intellectual technology exerts its influence by shifting the emphasis of our thought. As the brain adapts to the new medium, the most profound changes will take place over several generations’
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.
Although the computer is fantastic in many ways and has helped improve civilization’s way of living, have people all over the world come to rely on this device too much? Computers make life far easier and many people living today probably could not function if they were sent back in time before computers were created. Although people are just taking advantage of the presence of this technology, people need to realize how to use it responsibly and not to overuse it. Computers let people communicate with each other in the blink of an eye. This revolutionary way of communication can help build relationships and bonds between people.
The exponentially rapid growth of internet technology brings into our lives a connection with literature like never before, yet in many ways it has shifted the way in which we view the world. In an article titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” Nicholas Carr argues that the development of internet technology as our primary source of knowledge is depleting us of the “quiet spaces” that stimulate contemplation and deep interaction with the written language and replacing them with distractions and deviations. Though he exposes the intriguing relationship this powerful medium has to our society, Carr fails to consider other aspects that cause a shift in our behavior towards written material. What we are losing, perhaps, deals less with our minds and more with our heart, the poetic center for what we value. We’ve become lazy in our efforts to contextualize our lives with the information that is so readily available to us and no longer prize knowledge as we once
Tevin Hutchinson 11/10/2012 English 102 Technology plays a huge role in our everyday life. I do believe that technology has made our lives easier, but it also has made us more dependent on the technology itself. When using the internet for a dictionary you could easily get distracted. Anyone can put anything on the internet, so what you find might not be accurate. Most people find that looking things up on the internet is distracting because you are already on the web so why not check YouTube for a funny video, or update your status on the social network.
Syed Hamza Amir 1 Professor Meredith Allison English 1303 23 September 2010 The Future of the Internet As our web experience continues to evolve at an exponential rate, it has provided us with more technology to publish our own content that had once been available only to the few. This rapid expansion in the ability of humans to publish new content has created a new flurry of debate over whether this is enhancing or destroying our culture. Two authors, Andrew Keen and Clay Shirky, tackle this issue with two very different conclusions. Keen provides valid points but falls short and seems like a hypocrite in his condemnation of web 2.0. On the other hand, Shirky gives a complete and thorough view in favor of our ability to publish
He reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a gush of creative production that will revolutionize our world. Cognitive Surplus explores what's possible when people unite to use their intellect, energy, and time for the greater good. The author argues that instead of internet taking away the ability read it, it’s giving an opportunity to learn more and express more. Although the author does not talk particularly about the effect of brain in his book but he does indirectly convey the message that use of technology will help the world transform in to a better one. Since this is a book and it’s written by a well- known professor at NYU, this source is credible and it serves as a counter argument to my thesis.
The technology has become a distraction and it has become a huge role in peoples lives. This life full of Internet-based technology is completely changing the way we think about and work on anything and everything. Although technology can be a significant aid to our resources and ability to produce something great, it has huge potential to be a major
Creativity is the ability to generate novel, useful ideas and innovation is the successful implementation of those ideas. With this in mind, it is tempting to suggest that technology has made us more creative.The digital revolution has clearly produced a large number of innovative products and services. Some of them have become multibillion pound companies and transformed a significant part of our lives. What these innovations have in common is that they level the gap between supply (of services or products) and consumer demand, much like with any effective entrepreneurial activity. Aside from the obvious examples Google, Airbnb, Uber, LinkedIn, Tripadvisor, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter , Snapchat, Wechat and Whatsapp .There has been an explosion of creative activity in the technology space.
The development of technology and its affect on the writing process has been a pervasive controversy. Technology has significantly benefited the writing process for many reasons. The writing process has evolved from handwriting to typewriting and, finally, to virtual writing and with every progression, came an advantage. Within Jennifer Lee’s (2002) “I Think, Therefore IM” and Katie Hafner’s (2004) “For Some, the Blogging Never Stops”, one can come to the conclusion that although the use of technology has become an addiction and distraction to many, it has made the writing process simple and rapid. Technology matters to writing.