Nicolas Carr's Essay 'Is Google Making USupid'

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Have you ever started to write an essay with at least 5 different tabs open unrelated to the subject matter? Nicolas Carr argues in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid” that the internet is changing our way of thinking for the worst. In many ways this statement is point of view is purely untrue. For starters,, it makes easy communication across the world simpler. Second, the internet makes access to important info that we would have never known much easier. Lastly, our attention spans are simply not shrinking but were trying to gain much more info quicker than we used too. However, the internet is particularly making us disconnected from the real world
To start with, the internet makes communication much easier across the world and makes learning about new cultures a breeze compared to the times before the internet. For example, the internet has made communication with my family across the world much easier for me. Through the website i was able to find part of my grandmas side of the family that was actually presently living in Vancouver. Furthermore, when i met up with my newfound family members i learnt so many cool and interesting facts about my heritage that would have never been possible
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While refuting Carr’s article, Steven Pinker makes a very good point and gives examples as to why Carr thinks that the internet is making us stupid. There will always be people that think a new idea or technology is destroying our so called society or world. For example, Pinker reminds us about “The decades of television, transistor radios and rock videos were also decades in which I.Q. scores rose continuously”. Ironically, the same thing can be said about the internet. Scientists while using the internet have been discovering new things at a pace that has never before been precedented. As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons for this is that scientists can communicate with each other literally whenever they please by simply using the
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