Summary Of Is Google Making USupid

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Amanda Green
Mrs. Boone
Eng. 111. 4236
26 February 2018 Is Google Really Making Us Stupid? In the passage “Is Google Making Us Stupid” Nicholas Carr speaks about how the internet is changing the way people think. Nicholas is concerned about how the internet is impacting the way people work and how it changes their thought process. In Nicholas Carss’s essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid” Nicholas is showing evidence by arguing how the internet is changing the way we think, his concerned tone and the effects of the internet. Carr says that the internet is supposed to make searching for information much faster, but the quickness of technology has lowered our brain’s learning experience, which makes it harder for people to read books …show more content…

In the passage Carr talks about many inventions. One invention that Carr focus strongly on was the invention of the mechanical clock. Carr stated “The clock disassociated time from human events and helped create the belief in an independent world of mathematically measurable sequences” (56). Carr believed that the invention of the mechanical clock made people become more robotic. The mechanical clock has controlled people as stated in the passage the mechanical clock “Decided when to eat, to work, to sleep, to rise, we stopped listening to our senses and started obeying the clock (56).” People began to rely on the mechanical clock, which made time seem like a controlling …show more content…

He uses different examples to convince the audience that the Internet has belittled our thinking process. Nicholas goes on to say how he is becoming concerned because of the way he is thinking. For example, in the passage “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr said “I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy.” (52) After giving his opinion, he talks about how his friends agreed with his way of not being able to fully focus because of the internet.
Carr also tells us about how several types of online passages have changed over the years he said that newspapers and magazines have added “capsule summaries”. (Carr 57). Carr shows a study that was done by researchers at the University College London, on how people skimmed pages and move from one topic to the next based on distraction. Carr says what had been observed but he does not clearly state how the skimming of passages connect to the distraction of the internet. He also says how the internet is changing our thought process, but he does not say if its good or

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