Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic. N.p., 2015. Web. 14 Nov. 2015.
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by Nicholas Carr makes the argument that the search engine giant and center of the internet’s access to knowledge could actually be having a negative impact on our minds. The article begins by talking about how the Internet can be a guide to infinite knowledge for the masses. In turn, he is theorizing that our construct of knowledge is becoming solely dependent on technology. He makes the assertion that it is becoming a crutch for our productivity and attention span “The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing.” (Carr 2). According to Carr technology is slowly becoming the most important thing in our life. To the point where he says we are focusing more on becoming artificial than adapting the organic to live within the 1’s and 0’s. “We still await the long-term neurological and 7 psychological experiments that will provide a definitive picture of how Internet use affects cognition.” (Carr 2).
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