Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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The focus of my essay is Nicolas Carr's article "Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is doing to Our Brains". In this paper Nicolas Carr talks of how people have been made lazy by the Internet with its readily available information; everything is at our fingertips and we no longer have to work for any information. And he talks about how people have become stupid by not needing to learn anything as the internet has it all there for us and we no longer need to retain the information we read because it’s always there. However, people still have to work for the information they want as they need to sift through thousands of sites to find accurate information. With sifting through these sites, they have to do work, which if they were …show more content…

Nicolas Carr writes in his essay ‘a few Google searches, some quick clicks on hyperlinks, and I've got the telltale fact or pithy quote I was after'. Mr. Carr is telling us know that we no longer have to go to a library, spend hours going through card catalogs, or haul piles of books to the table in order to search through thousands of pages of text to find the information we are in search of. Instead, we have places online like Google, Yahoo, and Bing which allow us to sit back and literally, at our fingertips, have any and all information humanly possible on the ready. The days of going through an index in an encyclopedia book, sitting in front of a card catalog, or microfiche are days of the past, extinct if you will. Mr. Carr also writes 'my mind now expects to take in information the way the …show more content…

Carr’s I mention above is sound and valid, however I believe the last two to be false. They are false because even though the information is quickly available, one needs to sort through it all. Yes, anything a person could want is available online, however, because there are so many people putting things online, one must sort through everything to determine what is false and what is not. This also brings us to the final premise which is also because when a person stumbles upon information, in order to determine its validity they can’t just skim the page, one must read all the information to ascertain its

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