In Nicholas Carr’s writing, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” mentions multiple examples of why the internet and the simplicity of looking up and getting exactly what we were looking for are causing a drop in the way we think and the intelligence of our minds. Carr explains that he was once a huge reader and could comprehend ten to fifteen-page articles easily, but the directness of the internet had dulled his brain that he could not read a few paragraphs before he gave up and his mind started drifting off into the emptiness of his brain. Carr mentions that the Net is being the universal medium causing information that is read and learned go in one ear and out the other. Carr defends his positions by adding multiple examples showing that the Net
In, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (2008), Nicholas Carr maintains that the advent of the Internet produced a shallow generation of information consumers who lack the ability to deeply engage with a text and think critically about it. Carr supports his claim by drawing on numerous personal and historical anecdotes and one scientific study. The purpose of Carr’s article is to open dialogue about the potentially adverse effects the Internet could have human cognitive processes to allow individuals to begin to question the impact that the Internet is having on their lives. Carr establishes an informal, causal relationship with the audience. The audience of The Atlantic is generally well-educated, upper-middle class individuals who are likely approaching the article with a relaxed, non-critical lens (most likely embracing the article as a form of “think piece”). The author’s use of logos is flawed at best, with numerous unfounded premises, poor evidence, and several logical fallacies; however, due to the non-critical nature of the audience, they are likely to find the article persuasive due to the other non-logos rhetorical methods employed.
In Nicholas Carr’s essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” the writer states the importance of how the internet has a huge impact on people's life in different ways. Carr explains how it's so easy for anyone to search anything with just a click of a button. He reveals that one can't stop reading books altogether instead they read online changing the way they think. A research . shows that people using a website has developed a new way to read called skimming. They don't read word from word instead they just for one page to another. In the end, he describes how we need to teach our minds how to understand longer passages again.
In “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr, he states that our minds are changing because of the time we spend online. He explains how not only does the media just supply the information to the users, it also morphs the thoughts that flow in people’s minds. Previous habits such as reading are slowly being affected, but only few have noticed the change. For instance, when surfing the web people skim the articles they’re reading and merely go from link to link. Carr talks about how easy it is to research and find things on the internet within minutes maybe even seconds. But by allowing Google to make it so easy to access information, it’s less work our brain must do. So, without our brain being fully engaged and having a search engine
Search engines such as Google make life much easier by accessing hundreds and even thousands of different sources of information. In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr he shows that the internet is negatively affecting people's ability to observe and concentrate. According to Carr, with so much information available to people on the internet, it makes them less patient and focused. While books require people to read thoroughly and search for information, on the internet people can just skim through quickly, go from article to article, and just read titles to figure out what information is needed. Carr writes, “When we read online, we tend to become ‘mere decoders of information.’ Our ability to interpret text, to make
Is it really Googles fault or is America just lazy? In Nicolas Carr's article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?", he argues that people feel like they cannot read longer articles and books because we now have everything at our fingertips on Google. Is it right to assume that it really is Googles fault when there is not much factual evidence to back that up? The argument that Carr presents to us in his article is problematic in that he provides weak evidence and insufficient assumptions but includes many strong viewpoints from other recognized scholars.
Nicholas Carr wrote an article titled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and used quotes and factual evidence to support his thesis. His article was about the search engine Google and could be broadened by saying the internet is changing the way we think by saying we are becoming more and more illiterate and losing the brain functions to make connections as we read and write.
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, starts out by Carr explaining his personal thoughts on how the Internet has changed him over the years. He feels as if he can’t concentrate on long essays or books. Nicholas Carr believes that the Web is a great source for information, but it is teaching the public to skim through articles instead of taking the time to concentrate and read them word for word.
In Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, he claims that the Internet is affecting the way humans process information. Carr expresses that the Internet is significantly decreasing our ability to concentrate and process thoughts for an extensive period of time. He believes this is because of our large dependence on the Internet. Carr is able to connect with this idea as he feels that, like other Internet users, his cognitive behavior has changed. He determined that his way of processing information has transformed as he has made a habit of merely skimming the text and not stopping to analyze and take in the information that he is reading.
In July 2008, Nicholas Carr wrote an article for The Atlantic magazine, titled “Is Google making us stupid?” (Carr, 2008). In this paper, I will analyze the argument he presents. Although Carr begins with addressing a question in the title, a more specific definition of the exact problem that the argument tackles is, “Is the internet changing the way we think and behave by making us read and process information differently?” (Young, Becker, & Pike, 1970, p. 92). Carr answers this “question of fact” with his main claim that yes, the internet is changing the way we think (Young, Becker, & Pike, 1970, p. 94). His grand strategy is an equal combination of “argument by analogy” and “ethotic argument”
Technology has been evolving over time and so has our way of thinking and understanding. It is affecting the way we think, read, write, and live because it is all around us. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” the author Nicholas Carr, a well known writer, discussed his very own opinion about how technology affects the person’s way of thinking, reading, and writing. The author supported his main thesis, “as we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence” (Carr 15). By giving evidence such as studies and researches, as well as his own personal experiences. Although the author gave many solid evidence and research studies to support his claim,
“Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory…” or so Nicholas Carr feels. Could you imagine a Dawn of artificial intelligence? A new world where the human mind was replaced with technology. There is an article that Carr wrote, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” where he describes, in great detail, the fact that he feels the internet is changing our minds and revolutionizing the way we think; but is that such a bad thing? Carr believes so. Nicholas Carr is an accomplished writer with many published works. He mostly writes about technology and culture. One of his articles from 2008, “Is Google Making Us Stupid” gives the
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. Is Google really making us stupid or not using google is making us stupid too? In my opinion and research, Google isn’t making us stupid at all. I have to disagree with Nicholas Carr. Seeing on how the internet has expanded far beyond the level of education and communicating through web to web. We can say, the internet is changing for the better for us. Not like Nicholas Carr, who may feel uncomfortable getting lost in the web than this younger generation, who will more likely ever know the web is suited
Could looking up information on the internet possibly make you dumber instead of smarter? People all over the world has smartphones, smartwatches, and laptops but do not focus on how or if these items have an effect on them. In his article, Is Google Making Us Stupid?, Nicholas Carr talks about the internet,how it has many detrimental effects on the people who use it.
Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic. N.p., 2015. Web. 14 Nov. 2015.