When Carr discusses how the internet has affected people close to him he discusses their experiences by saying, “The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing”. This phenomenon is quite evident in "Fahrenheit 451" with Mildred, the programing she views has reduced her attention span to nearly nonexistent as she doesn’t fully comprehend what Montag says in their discussions. A con of the internet would have to be the fact that information is readily available, it allows us to consume lots of information in a shorter amount of time. In the past information took time to find and was mostly found in written books, "Fahrenheit 451" is a society in which this concept has been brought to an extreme. Print literature/any form of physical writing is extremely important according to Maryanne Wolf, an author referenced in the article, “The media or other technologies we use in learning and practicing the craft of reading play an important part in shaping the neural circuits inside our brains”.
The Influence of Technology In the essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr argues that utilization of the internet has an adverse effect on our way of thinking and functioning in everyday life. Whether it be reading a newspaper, or scrolling through Facebook, internet media has forever stamped its name in our existence. Carr explains to us that the internet is a tool used every single day in today’s society, but also makes most of us complacent with the ease of having the world at our fingertips. He starts his argument by telling us the effect the internet has had on him and others he has come across. The internet has changed his train of thought and his ability to focus and concentrate.
Steven Pinker wrote “Mind over Mass Media” which tells of this claim is more false than true. Pinker reminds us that if technology was actually making us more stupid, then how are we scientifically better than ever before. Critics are believing that the mind is being shaped by everything it is seeing and hearing. The only problem here is the lack of self control people have when it comes to the distracting parts of the internet we use so often. People tend to find themselves reading tweets instead of articles now.
It embodies in three aspects: First, the Internet seems to be available to everything. Any complicated problem can be simplified instantaneously as we touch the screen. Once the devices are inaccessible to Internet, however, people are prone to anxiety, even panic. Many of them find it is arduous to live through a day without smart phones or Pads. Some of them are even suffering from syndromes, like illusory auditory and highly sceptical of leaving out important calls or messages, which not only are bad to people 's health, but also have negative effects on normal life; second, because of the huge capacity of information storage of electronic devices, the masses are less likely to take advantage of another huger storage-their brains.
When using the internet often we tend to get addicted, and when we are away from the internet all we wonder about is what we are missing out on. “We want to be interrupted because each interruption brings us a valuable piece of information. To turn off these alerts is to risk feeling out of touch, or even socially isolated," wrote Carr. I am addicted to the internet, and when I am away from it can get tough. When I do my homework I turn off my phone, and put it in another room or else I get distracted and cannot get anything done.
People will use technology more than enjoying nature and that is not okay for the human body being active having fun outside. People check their phones close to 100 times a day people need to stop! Electronic devices and online access don’t improve people’s lives. One reason electronic devices and online access don’t improve people’s lives is, electronics can cause bad feelings or physical harm. One example of this is from “That’s Not Progress” in paragraph 9 it states “Electronics can cause depression, anxiety, and low self confidence.” The reason that this text is important is that it shows that Electronic are bad and can harm the human body as a whole.
In this imagined society, technological tools fascinate people – they desire them and practically dream about them. This essay will demonstrate that people are so accustomed to the presence of mass media that they unconsciously become anti-intellectual because the society does not encourage them to use their critical thinking, as the majority prefers simplicity rather than complexity e.g. details in books. In fact, the mass electronic media encourages conformity, censorship, and only brings bleak consequences rather than happiness. The society appears utopic in nature, but in reality people who live there are miserable and unhappy.
This may be true and their argument is valid, nevertheless, all the negative impacts on one’s physical as well as mental health and social life outweigh the mentioned advantages. Social media has various negative impacts on the physical well being. Excessive use of social media can jeopardize our health. First of all, it should be mentioned that the Internet, for instance, takes time away: instead of morning exercises, one would rather read some new portion of news or check e-mail. People are always staring at their smartphones either for reason or for no reason at all.
Many social media sites (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.) take up so much of our time and they keep us from doing a task [they interrupt us from continuing]. Our natural nature of being raised with these sites and internet access have caused us to think we need them, just because ALL of society has them. Smartphones are the “drug of distractions,” the computer in our pockets was basically made to distract us (Murphy). The influence that the world’s distractions has on all people is what causes