This trend will likely always be here and get worse as technology develops more and more unless there is a significant change in legislation that would make it better to hire people than to use the machines. One example of this would be having a heavy tax on companies that use robots and a lesser tax on companies that use more humans than machines. While this could work well and make more jobs, the companies will try to find loopholes in the system and probably try to go back to their much cheaper ways of buying machines rather than hiring
The internet ‘spoon feeds’ us with any kind of information we would otherwise search for in different creative ways like exploring new places in case of research hence dwindling our reasoning capacity. For example, in class on 14th June 2016, a classmate said that when her child asks her a question from the homework, she consults the internet without even thinking about the questions. This is how the internet resembles a virus eating our brain. When we become addicted to the internet, our focus is lost because it’s very hard to stay on track. Switching on the internet automatically triggers our access to different interesting but ineffectual pages.
That leaves America vulnerable to threats. There are over two billion internet users throughout the world. Mark Young said about technology in an article for Stanford Law School,"The United States economy depends on it; our critical infrastructure is controlled by it; and our national security is empowered by it, yet vulnerable because of it. " Our ultimate dependence on technology could be what ruins us in the future. In another article for The Journal of High Technology Law, Kalya Morency stated " For example, computer networking systems are responsible for critical functions such as "managing and operating nuclear power plants, dams, the electric power grid, the air traffic control system, and the financial infrastructure.
Carr blames the change in our brain, while Keohane blames the psychological aspects of the mind. Carr states that information overload that the internet is providing, has a great impact on, "shaping the neural circuits inside our brains" (62). Different technologies throughout the years, for example, the production of the steam engine has impacted the brain. None of the inventions have quite changed the makeup of the brain quite like the internet (63). Keohane unlike Carr believes that information surplus is changing the intellectual part of our mind.
In David Brooks’ argument in “The New Romantics,” he explains the new romanticism that will come to our world in the near future. He thinks that computers are going to be able to do a lot of cognitive task that no human can compete with the computer. Even though humans are improving our cognitive skills, it will no longer good enough because the computer can be doing most of all things that human can not do well in coming future economy. Only humans are able to do is a task that is emotional. I agree with his argument.
Dick Meyer, a famous author and chief correspondent talks about a crazy term, “Digital Amnesia”, and how it is taking a large impact on people 's life along with his. In his article, he talks about how technology has lowered his memory and attention span which is similar to other people. In the article he states, ¨Europe documented a forgetfulness phenomenon, it’s called ¨digital amnesia.¨ Young and old we 're outsourcing our brainwork to digital devices, and memories are worse for it¨. This was only studied from a group of people from the age 16 and older. Another thing mentioned in the essay was that our attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds. Now it is 8.25 seconds due to technology changing our brains.
In the Article “What the Words We Use Say About Us” by David Brooks, the author talks about how the atomization and demoralization of society led to certain forms of social breakdown. The author states that societies today have demoralized as people have begun to think about themselves more based on Google’s database. David Brook says that as time has passed, people have become more self-centered, less caring about their surroundings and less humble because of how frequently those words were used in the books published into a database system that has a couple million published books from 1500 to 2008. There is much more to society and its morals than what Google’s database system shows. The fact that there’s a book that uses the words “personalized, I come first or self” more than “tribe, community and united” doesn’t mean that the society today lacks all the morals.
Can you improve your memory by writing on the Internet every once-in-awhile? Clive Thompson, a freelance journalist, blogger, and science and technology writer, wrote Public Thinking, published in 2013. Despite being pro-internet now, when the Internet first came out Thompson was pessimistic about it- joining the older generations, despite being twenty-one at the time, who like before believed this new advancement would destroy everything they knew. Though the twenty years following, its release, changed his view, showing him the remarkable ways it allows people to express themselves, even on a global scale, and inspiring him to write about the usefulness of technology- especially the newly created Internet. Thomson’s Public Thinking, a chapter
Social media sites including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are at their peak when influencing young adults. Ongoing issues, cyberbullying, threats, and hate crimes are being presented through these social media sites and this is one of the multitude of reasons why parents should limit the use of technology for their teenagers. I agree that parents should limit the use of social media for their teenage child, or for any age child, because ongoing use causes lack of exercise, impaired social skills, and harm for threat and violence. Parents should restrict the use of social media sites for their children because it causes a decrease in physical activity. New research is showing a rapid decline in physical activity all around the globe.
Popular mass media has indeed put TV shows and video games under negative light. This has spread from person to person, eventually reaching the point were any amount time spent on these activities is considered wasted at best, if not damaging to the person involved in them. The increase in the complexity of popular culture witnessed throughout the previous decades stands as proof to the fact that popular culture does not dumb down the people who choose to involve themselves with it. “Despite claims to the contrary, popular culture has grown increasingly complex over the past thirty years.
Rhetorical Analysis Writer have different way of getting their point across, like in the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid? By Nicholas Carr. He makes an argument that google is a convenient tools and is making us less able to process deep information. He use ethos, pathos, logos and tone to prove his ideas. Carr want the audience to feel a connection to his article.
In the world of today, the Internet is everywhere. It helps us collect information and stay connected. But is it worth it? Nicholas Carr shares his thoughts in his book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. He believes that people are becoming more shallow minded individuals with the use of the Internet.
Rhetorical Analysis on “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” In Carr’s article he writes about whether Google is making us stupid based on his and other people’s experience in the last 10 years with internet advancement to finding answers quickly. Which changed how people focus and comprehend when reading something off the internet. Making Carr feeling worried, fearful and scared on how Google is changing his brain with rhetorical choices from movie references, other people’s experiences and advancement of technology from history that changed how people learn things.