Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Harmful effects
The Internet has in the pursuit of information. Web engines like Google; allow us to discover data that we are looking for and in this way picking up immediate knowledge information on topic. However, as of late there have been a few individuals who trust web engines like Google are doing the opposite and rather are making us "crazy", they trust that the Internet is replacing knowledge with data, and examination with productivity. Such Nicholas Carr a sponsor for The Atlantic. Nicholas Carr composed an article for The Atlantic titled "Is Google Making Us Stupid". In his article Carr makes a dispute that reading online is less arouse then perusing books. In this paper I will concentrate on the different clams that Carr uses …show more content…

To support his claim he uses Scott Karp who admits to have stopped reading books all together. Karp says that his reason for reading online is “I’m just seeking convenience.” Carr argues that we read online because we feel the need to be efficient and that instead of reading with “skim” an article. Carr uses Wolf once more to support this claim, Wolf believes that when we read online we put emphasis on “efficiency” and “immediacy” she says this change in our values prevents us from forming deep thoughts and from forming literacy connections. Carr says that these values also affect “old media” such as television shows and newspapers because they like, online reading have to find more “efficient” ways to deliver information. One editor for the New York Times says that in order to conform to the new values they changed some pages to just include headlines instead of articles because of the “less efficient method of actually turning the pages and reading the articles.” Carr supports his claim that we will become information gatherers rather than knowledge gatherers by including an interview with Google’s founders in which they state that something optimal would happen “if you had all the world’s information directly attached to your brain, or an artificial brain that was smarter than your brain, you’d be better off.” Carr uses this in an effort to make us believe that when we use the Internet we don’t learn but instead we just accumulate

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