actually affects our brains and the way we use them. Many people would argue that technology has more cons than pros, however it’s quite the opposite. We use technology in our everyday lives and it helps us to gain more knowledge than we’ve ever been able to before. The technology we have today is one of the greatest advantages we could have. Andrea Lunsford, who wrote “Our Semi-Literate Youth?
The biggest point that got my attention is when he makes a statement about the internet. He says in his essay that the internet is a resource that provides information to our brain. Carr goes on to state that many people do not realize how much we rely on the internet. With the internet being available to us on are smartphone 24/7 it allows us to gain knowledge and become smarter in daily life. The ways we can access information is amazing with just one click onto a hyperlink which can lead us into something else and may get distracted.
In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, the main character, Equality 7-2521 stated that in this society most people only live to be around 45. I have some theories as to why this is. They are, the government is trying to control population, Once you stop working you are mistreated and malnourished and, the technology and medicine that we have now and before the new society was erected, are no longer present and have not been rediscovered. My first theory as to why Equality 7-2521 stated that people rarely live to be 45 is because; the government is trying to control population. I think that the government is trying to control population because n the in this society everything runs on someone playing a part in making everything work.
We get caught up in the hype and development of new technology, not knowing that our social skills are slowly decreasing with each passing generation. Greenfield acknowledges this moral dilemma by stating ‘the development of in-personal social interaction by screen interaction seems to be reducing social skills’ (par
For instance the writer’s reading habits were changed, because his job requires him to obtain information to present. When the information became more readily available, it was easy for him to skim and pick out what he wanted to use in his papers instead of only having a select few of informational sources to use. Although the internet has led to more “lazy” readers, the extent to which it has affected people is not as big as some may think. Nicholas Carr in “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” presents an argument that the internet is continually making more people alter their reading habits. However, the extent that the internet influences people’s lives can only be understood from those
Under 30: The Dumbest Generation In his best-selling book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein claims that the current people under 30 years old are the dumbest generation in history. Technology has overtaken the under 30 generation causing their lives and learning to be changed for the worse. To start, technology has created people who are unable to think deeply and answer hard questions. In an excerpt from the book, The Dumbest Generation, Bauerlein writes, “The 18-year-old may have a Visa card, cell phone, My Space page, part-time job, Playstation 2, and an admissions letter from State U., bu task this wired and on-the-go high school senior a few intellectual questions and the facade of in-the-know-ness crumbles” (Bauerlein). Technology has created more robots than people.
Williams suggests that the founders thought that the Electoral College was a sensible plan, but things don’t always work out how they should (28). It is a relic of America’s predemocratic past when leaders were scared of having too much power over the people (Klinker, McClellan 1). Congressional Digest suggests that we are stuck in a time warp (31). We still rely on a horse-and-buggy election system in the age of the internet (Congressional Digest 31). Congressional Digest points out the fact that voters today know more about the candidates than they did 200 years ago (19).
In fact, Wikipedia is a particular type of wiki: largely open (with a modest registration, anyone can edit it), with the goals of an encyclopedia.” (Cummings,2009). I want my students to be able to go to the library and get help with using reliable sources. I honestly do not stand against Wikipedia I just do not want my students to use it while doing work that I assigned for them. In conclusion, Wikipedia is not a bad website I just do not agree with using it for conducting research. I’m pretty sure there are teachers out there that allow that but there should be guidelines while using Wikipedia.
For students and adults alike, there is no question on how profoundly convenient and efficient technology is, especially when it comes to urgent deadlines and research, but this convenience has caused people to become too dependent on the Internet and has thus led people to feel less involved and to develop certain levels of self-doubt regarding each of their intellects. This claim is further supported by a survey conducted in Silliman University wherein the results demonstrated how students today are becoming too dependent on technology, unlike the students before the era of the Internet. The researchers asked students if they’re more comfortable doing homework with Google or with nothing but self-thought. A majority admitted that they do rely more on the information from the Internet because they are afraid that their thoughts or answers might be incorrect, hence they dismiss altogether the possibility that their thoughts might be otherwise. Because of the abundance of information from the net, students no longer feel the need to further investigate and discover the answers to their questions themselves.
Technology is making things was difficult into something as simple as clicking a button; however, this is making people too easy to access information. Nicholas Carr examines the consequences of people is growing dependency on technology in his essay Is Google Making Us Stupid? Carr argues Google is making it too easy for people to access information, which causes people not to think deeply about the information they are reading; therefore, the convenient technology has caused people to become stupid. Carr remarks that in the past, it was easier to reading a book or a long article. Carr
In his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr presents research on how the internet has damagingly modified the way society reads and comprehends transcribed material and what it has concluded to civilization. The internet has numerous sources of information that can be accessed using search engines, which has brought forth a negative paradigm shift in the way society learns, thinks and communicates. Learning is an important part for American society and for future generations. In the past decade, the internet has changed the way everyone learns and how children are educated. Instead of spending hours in a library and looking through different resources and databases for an answer, information can be easily retrieved with just
Nicholas Carr argues in his article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” that the internet is changing the way we think and work for the worst.Many people disagree with this argument, and I think the internet is changing us, for the better. The internet has become a great resource in terms of education. It has allowed for communicating across the world intercultural experiences that used to be impossible. Lastly the the younger generation has grown up with the internet and is better suited for using it. Carr’s argument that the internet is making us stupid is very easy to argue when thinking about all the resources we have today.
According to the article, the internet has led to a lot of superficiality in the way people think. Carr argues that this not only undermines the richness of life and sense of self, but it has adverse effects on deep thinking in the long run. Carr asserts that the human brain is very different from computer hard drives and refrigerators that can be stuffed with information or items. On the contrary, Carr argues that the human brain expands and that, “the more things one remembers, the more interesting your thoughts are likely to be” (Carr
If we need something or have a question that can’t be answered we can simply go on Google and it will answer it right away. If we didn’t have that type of access it would be a bit harder for us to find information quicker. In the article “List Of Pros And Cons Of Technology” states that technology has made a big impact on education. The author in the article claims now that we have smartphones it is easier for students to look up a question just by using online sources. In short this is another reason why cell phones are important in our