Is Google Making USupid Summary

Powerful Essays
In the article Is Google Making Us Stupid by Nicholas Carr, published in, The Atlantic Monthly, Nicholas uses opinion based facts to defend his theory that this generation 's intelligence is being extinguished by the internet. His opinion towards our generation can be summarized by the term Juvenoia: “ the fear or hostility directed by an older generation toward a younger one, or toward youth culture in general” a term coined by David Finkelhor. This “fear or hostility” that Carr directs toward our generation is based on the beliefs and technology he grew up with. However, Carr bases his opinions on the comparison of our generation to his. This comparison being “research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes”(Carr par 3). Initially, Nicholas Carr is stating that our availability to this information is making us lethargic, “stupid”, and unwilling to learn. This availability to…show more content…
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). The Great Library in Alexandria, Egypt was once the center of knowledge of the world and if you could not go there you missed out on all of that information. Google is not making us stupid we are to blame for our laziness and unwillingness to pick up a novel and read it. As the old saying goes don’t kill the
Get Access