Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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After reading the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr, our group came to a decision that we agreed with Carr. Google is, in fact, making us stupid. Throughout the article, Carr emphasizes how our minds are changing as a result of the time we spend online. Throughout the article, Carr makes the argument that the internet has affected how human beings process and retain information. The problem with the internet that Carr addresses are that media does not just supply information to the users, it also shapes the thoughts that flow in the people's minds. Many times a reader will be browsing the web and see pop-up ads that apply to a website they recently were on. This shifts the reader's attention from the site they are on, onto the ad itself. …show more content…

His mind has a way of wandering off on its own and not getting attached to the plot of the story. Our group agreed that it is hard to read after being so immersed in our homes it is hard to get into a good book, or even read at all. Our attention spans have been limited to the size of our computer screens, or how fast we can scroll. Our group found many other things that we agreed is affected by the internet; sleep, devices put off a “blue light” that has an effect on the brain and the amount of melatonin it releases. Humans need melatonin in order to sleep or feel tired. Sleep deprivation can have a big impact on your life, it can cause people to get bad grades, eat less, get headaches, and even pay attention.

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