Analysis Of Is Google Making USupid? By Nicholas Carr

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With the exponential growth of technology, we now live simpler lives merely due to one of the factors of the technology world that is widely known as the Internet ─ where almost everything is readily available with an effortless push of a button. We are able to get more information quicker and easier from Google or any search engine really, than we ever could in the past, particularly, about topics that we would never fathom to research. The Internet is evolving into something so monumental, making it impossible to picture a world, say forty to fifty some years ago, where it was hardly a thought, let alone an invention. Furthermore, as human nature leads the development of new technologies capable of impacting or helping the human race; if …show more content…

My mind isn’t going … but it’s changing” (57). He also suggests that our ability to read and understand a lengthy piece of writing has been practically lost (57) and continues to state that the Net seems to be chipping away at my capacity for concentration and contemplation (57). Up to this point, Carr supports this claim with personal stories in addition to his references to research that has been done on the topic, and, considering the evidence, along with his unbiased interpretation of the facts he was given, I believe Carr is effective in backing up his claim. Even though he writes about the multitude of negative effects the Internet presents to us, affecting our brains and the way we think, Carr is not against technology or the Internet. He asserts this opinion by saying, “the Web has been a godsend to me as a writer. Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes (57),” as a result, we are becoming dependent upon it in things such as increasing work productivity, reading, and

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