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 says that the internet is the reason behind this, especially for him as a writer. He states that the internet makes research much easier and it has been a “godsend to him as a writer.” He argues that internet use affects cognition and how it is becoming everything that we
It can be collected in mass quantities with the click of a mouse. Prior to the World Wide Web, if you saw or heard something you wanted to know more about, you would have to look it up in a book and more than likely that would lead you to another book, and so forth; much like the Internet leads you to multiple sites. The Internet has paved the road of curiosity for me, making it easy to learn more than I would ever be able to with the use of books alone. Clearly everything has its advantages and disadvantages.
While our childhoods began just like our parents’ did, we quickly gained access to technology they had never even dreamed of. Cell phones, computers, and the internet became far more accessible and convenient than ever before. It was suddenly possible to access people and information at the touch of a button. So what did this
Luckily, I came up with an idea to go to Canada and live there making new friends. As time has passed, I have made it to Canada. Looking around me I see that everything has changed completely. It 's a different place anyone would love to visit, living in my own place with the swimming pool and all the plants and flowers around like it 's a wonderful nature. Meeting a friend for sure changed my life.
It was written by a man named Nicholas Carr and it attempts to prove to the reader that our access to search engines, such as Google, are making us lazy in looking for answers. This has lead to people trying to find the fastest way to do things or find the “shortcut” in a problem. By looking for the quickest, most efficient solution, the article insinuates that we are becoming “stupid” by using search engines because the process of searching for an answer helps to stimulate intelligence. The overall argument being debated is whether Google is making us dumber because of the fact that it gives us so much information at our disposal, it makes reading multiple textbooks to find the same answer that we could “Google” in ten seconds irrelevant. In short, the article argues the theory that; if we are not improving our minds and stimulating our intelligence by researching for solutions, we are becoming dumber by having a search engine do it for
The church’s site is vast, sophisticated, and full of rhetorical consumerism (108) However, in more recent years, the Church of Scientology’s membership has decreased; I guess the church’s dark motives are being brought to light. This is thanks in part to HBO’s Documentary: Scientology: The Prison of Belief. The Church of Scientology is driven by greed and the idea of gaining more followers so that it may eventually gain complete world domination, and this must be brought to an abrupt
Nicholas Carr and Clive Thompson both talk about technology and the impacts on it, but through two different views. Yet I still believe either way that technology can negatively affect your social life and relationships you hold with others, but especially friends and family. Nicholas Carrs essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid” he argues that using the internet as our search engine and reading source is altering the way that we read and process information. “Never has a communications system played so many roles in our lives-or exerted such broad influence over our thoughts-as the internet does today,” (Carr 321). Carr supports his argument with stories of himself and other peoples experiences of how the internet is warping their abilities to do simple tasks such as reading a text message, an article online, or even something in print
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.
Lesson 1, Activity 1 In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, author, Nicholas Carr, describes the how complex the information age and believes that the internet weakens reading concentration our civilization. Thought the internet provides advantages of immediate access for searching, Carr feels the internet is decreasing people’s ability to read information on a deeper level. I do not agree with his point of view.
Nicolas Carr, an author and researcher, insinuates that people who use computers and the internet are becoming more shallow human beings and that this technological tool, despite its advantages that are applauded by many, is harming society as a whole. Carr has discussed these thoughts in his book The Shallows, on television in an interview with Stephen Colbert, and in an article in The Atlantic entitled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” While Carr believes that the internet has its place and that it has been extremely helpful to him as a researcher and writer, he also believes that the internet encourages multitasking and boosts superficiality. I share these same thoughts with Carr. While the internet has been extremely helpful in producing a more efficient and fast-paced environment, it has at the same time produced challenges and weaknesses in our society, like multitasking and frivolity.
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).
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" In his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, Nicholas Carr, an author and writer, tries to explain what the internet is doing to the human brain. According to Carr, it is no longer easy to read a book or a lengthy article because the internet has changed the way his brain and memory works. The author acknowledges that while the internet has made research and easy, it reduces the human capacity for concentration and contemplation.
Everyday millions of people across the globe use the internet; many never even leave the computer desk. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid” the author Nicholas Carr, brings up the point that our brains are losing their attention span. He explained that many, including himself, are finding it harder to read long groups of text and articles. Though Carr brings up a good point, his argument lacked factual information, was a little dull, contained next to no credible sources, and is all over the board with he’s ideas, all of these things made his argument weak. Carr’s opening paragraph really grabs your attention, by using quotes from the movie A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick’s.