Analysis Of Is Google Making USupid, By Nicolas Carr

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Since the of creation the internet, we now work between the realms of technology and reality, in which indulge our minds into on a daily basis. Nicolas Carr, the author of “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” tries to reveal to society that although the use of the internet has simplified multiple factors of our daily life, the complete indulgence of our attention in the internet is causing our once information thirsty minds to become completely uninterested altogether. Our minds are becoming simple and confined shells that can no longer think on their own, create their own ideas, or even interpret meanings without the help from the internet. I strongly agree with Nicolas Carr’s thoughts on how the internet has practically spoiled our brains to the …show more content…

Through personal experience with the extreme lack of attention when learning and reading, I feel the internet is the main reason my mind, along with everyone else’s, has become accustomed to skipping over the important meanings and details that come along with everyday life. Humans throughout the centuries have shown to grow in intelligence, proved by the advancement of technology and growing simplicity of how we live, but now that more people are becoming addicted to the internet, our generation has shown a dramatic change for the worse. People are growing more lazy, uninterested, and cant seem to find the concentration that will help them grow intellectually, and instead we are using the internet to find shortcuts around creating our own ideas. Personally, I have had instances where I was assigned to read …show more content…

In his essay, Carr mentions his ideas on how our minds are practically stripped of all its typical mental functions and responsibilities, due to the takeover of the internet on our minds. Carr states, “The internet, an immeasurably powerful computing system, is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies. It’s becoming our map and our clock, our printing press and our typewriter, our calculator and our telephone, and our radio and TV” (320). The multiple capabilities and resources the internet provides us with are assuming positions that would naturally be held by our minds, therefore taking control over almost all of our mental processes. Without the need to compute thoughts and create ideas, our minds are not being used to the extent in which they truly need to grow in strength and intelligence. Consequently, our minds seem to be growing in laziness rather than intelligence with this dependance on the internet, leading to the lack of concentration and intelligence we are all beginning to witness

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