People like Carr wonder about what is happening in the future. Carr is concerned that people are not using their brain as much as they should. People are now looking for an easy way and the internet supplying the needs. By relying on new sources it is easy to get the answer and not have to work for it at all. It is easy to Google what you do not know, and what Carr has been saying all along.
The study showed “sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger. No longer do we have to make costly efforts to find the things we want.” (Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips, Pg.) “The four studies found that when people are faced with difficult questions, people are primed to think about computers.” (Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips Pg.) This is proving the point Socrates made in his quote “Writing down their thoughts and reading the thoughts of others had written down, they become less dependent on the contents of their own memory.” (The Shallows, Pg. 173).
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.
Nicholas Carr endorses the argument that the human mind’s attention span is shortened due to the convenience and swiftness of Google and the Internet itself in his article, Is Google Making Us Stupid? Carr effectively utilizes the works of others as well as anecdotes to provide evidence of how Google and the Internet itself hastens and oversimplifies the learning process for the human brain. Carr introduces his article with a pop cultural analogy using Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in an attempt to engross his audience. Carr discerns his adaptation to the quickness of the internet and proceeds to realize his concentration is diminishing. Carr recounts his inability to become ensnared by literature by stating “My concentration often
Gutenberg made knowledge more accessible to the population of Europe. When Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented Google they did not make interpreting knowledge less complex. Page and Brin made the knowledge more accessible to the population of the world. They did not create something that makes us lethargic and less intelligent they created something that makes us smarter and able to process tasks more efficiently. If we did not ask questions about the world we would not seek out the knowledge that is now right in front of us; “Today, there is enough information in the world for every person alive to be give three times as much that was held in Alexandria’s entire collection”(Leslie par 2).
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
The article “Mind Over Mass Media”, written by Professor Steven Pinker, describes the impact of media on human lives and brains. Pinker illustrates the benefits people gain from using the worlds quickly increasing technology and media. Pinker suggests that today’s technology such as, PowerPoint, Google, and other forms of social media can actually enhance and bring more intelligence to the mind, instead of being detrimental. Critics believe that the many different forms of media can lower intelligence. However, Pinker declares that scientists are using all of this technology everyone else is using, and are still discovering new things.
What if the situation were slightly altered in which instead of being Aiden 's close childhood friend Bailey were actually a highly intelligent computer program, similar to an A.I such as Suri or Cleverbot in which one can interactively hold a coherent conversation with and share information both ways. Typically an A.I will have access to most of the information available on the web and can retain personal information the person conversing with it shares about themself. In the case where Bailey is actually an A.I rather than a human being, Bailey is still playing the relevant role of Aiden 's memory despite a small difference in the circumstance of what Bailey is, the role is still being carried out in the exact same
This essay will discuss the favourable and harmful impacts of technology that affect the way people socialize. One of the benefits that technology presents is to make communication more effective. According to Drago (2015), 97% of the 100 responses concede that electronic devices are accompanied with them while nearly half of the respondents admit that they use technology to keep connection with friends and family more than face-to-face communication. This shows technology shorten the distance between people and removes border between countries as social networking platforms provide instant services on message, video or voice calls. Moreover, there is no border between countries as people could with the help of social networking applications.
People would start fake accounts or say things that are unnecessary, make it seem that the internet is bad. Social media is helpful for many things. Jobs are easier to find on social media. Although you can find jobs in person it is easier to find it on social media. You can google what job you want and it pops right up.
By deliberating how the internet and Google interfere with concentration and memory, Carr demonstrates how Google is making people stupid. Carr argues the internet has been an excellent platform for “searching, surfing and adding information to the databases of the internet” (Carr 1). Carr points out that while having immediate access to a rich source of information can have many benefits,
Carr acknowledges that people read more because of the Web, but deplores that "our ability to interpret text, to make the rich mental connections that form when we read deeply and without distraction, remains largely disengaged." He states that the way we read on the internet is changing the way we think and making us less contemplative. Similarly, in “Pearls before Breakfast”, Weingarten notes that “the explosion in technology has perversely limited, not expanded, our exposure to new experiences.” We live in a time when technology can be used to replicate reality, augment reality, and create virtual reality. Technology obviously has its place, but at the same time, it can be potentially suffocating and suppressing. It is common knowledge that a significant number of people waste countless hours, forfeiting vocational and academic achievement due to digital distractions that have little or no lasting