Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid” written by Nicholas Carr, it talked about how Google and other technologies are changing the way we think and process information. This article starts out by talking about an instance where a person was almost killed by an artificial brain (Carr 731). The author talks about how over the years he believes that someone is changing his brain and the way that he thinks. The author gives examples of this by telling how he used to be able to read a long passage and keep attention to it but now he can’t keep focus for more than a few sentences (Carr 731). The author tells how people jump from article to article on the internet and would never read a longer article (Carr 734). The author talk about how having …show more content…

He states that when searching the internet all the information is being almost handed to you. (Carr 732). When he states that “The web has been a godsend to me as a writer”, it shows how much influence the internet has on him while doing research for writing. By Carr using the internet a lot for his type of work and also to to just read blogs and watch videos for entertainment. (Carr 732). By Carr using the internet so much it has had a role on his ability to think and also his reading. By doing so much online and everything is easily accessible you don’t have to do much research and it hurts your mind. Carr states that he “zips along the surface like a guy on a jet ski”. By him saying this it shows that he don’t do a lot of in-depth reading and just skims the surface and get the easily accessible information. This not only happens with carr, this happens with everyone that uses the web a lot. It is almost like the web reprograms our minds to think differently. Carr proves that other people have noticed this problem by saying “When I mention my troubles with reading to friends and acquaintances – Literary types, most of them – many say they’re having similar experiences (Carr 733). This all comes back and proves carr’s theory is

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