"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.
changes in our thought process, and the influences the Web has on our brain. Carr also goes on to ask “Where does it end” (Carr 969). The advancement of the Web has rapidly changed the human independence of sorting, searching, and absorbing knowledge. It is important for the frequent Web user to realize just how much he or she relies on obtaining knowledge via the Web. The human brain has become slower and totally dependent on technology and the Web.
The Internet and Google are dominating the flow of the information through our eyes and ears to our brains. They are providing us with a huge amount of information by a way that is unprecedented in the history of mankind. I support Carr with his claim that Google is making us stupid because I think that after the invention of the Internet, human lifestyles have changed a lot; especially when they invented Google because it is the main search engine in the whole world, and people become completely dependent on it. Reading with focus is very important not only for the knowledge that we gain from the book author, but also in our minds for those spaces that bloom upon our minds from reading a book without focusing or meditating on the issue. For
What the Heck has Internet Done to Our Brains? Section I: Introduction and Context Imagine going back in time and staying there permanently. Out of all the things that will be missed, there is no doubt that the one thing would be technology. The Shallows: What Internet is Doing to Our Brains is nonfiction book written by Nicholas Carr who asserts and cautions the effects that internet has on everyone to this day and even more so in the future. People nowadays can communicate with people all around the world using many different types of communications such as social networking sites, cell phones, emails, etc.
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.
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” In “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr (2009) in the article I’m finding myself getting distracted by the music that is playing and the computer screen before me. The thoughts expressed in this article are interesting because I’ve experienced the things Carr has spoken of. In the article Carr explains that over the last decade his internet use has been expansive and has overran his ability to read the way he used to read. “My mind isn’t going…but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way that I used to think.
Having this kind of information and connectivity at our fingertip should make us smarter, right? Or are we becoming too distracted with the constant stream of notifications, information overload and the stress of not being able to disconnect making us as American making us less intelligent? With the introduction of the internet on Smartphones, information on just about any subject is just a few keystrokes away. Answers to everyday questions, driving directions, news feeds, just to name a few, are at our fingertips via the “information highway”. Websites such as Wiki, Google, and YouTube have made it very easy to obtain knowledge on just about any subject in seconds.
He has represented the Internet as the answer to all of society's worries. In both these articles both writers provide very convincing evidence weather on how the Internet is making us more brilliant or is it turning us brainless. In Nicholas Carr’s Article “Does the Internet Make You Dumber?” he argues the fact that the Internet indeed does make you “dumber,” almost scaring its reader to stay away from web usage. He takes a more scientific approach talking about how the Internet allows us to have a mass amount of information at any time, but with all that info comes distractions. He goes on about how those distractions hurt our mental thinking.
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Donell Hawkins English 12 3/13/12 Is Google making us stupid? Can Google possibly be making us stupid? Do we find it harder to focus when reading long articles? Can the time we spend online for long periods of time affect the way our brains operate? Nowadays computers are used for just about every aspect in our lives; whether it’s to research information, talk with friends on social networks, or even as a source of entertainment.