Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Ever thought of blaming your laziness on what you may be addicted to? Technology is something available in many forms, but can it really determine your thinking skills after using so? In Nicholas Carr’s Is Google Making Us Stupid?, he expresses his position on what many people do not consider when reading online. Carr proves to the readers that our minds start shifting on how we read, from readers who want to take in every word of information to a reader who skims through and grasps bits and pieces. The Internet is changing us in a way we never thought of noticing. It is not only changing the way we think but how we think, in our daily modern lives.
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Before the Internet, there was television, and everyone’s first addictive form of media. But once others started learning about what the Internet can do, and change the way we communicate, it grabbed people’s attention. Many argue that the Internet is the best invention yet, and will change us for the better. Except, in the paragraph starting with line 25 of the reading, Carr explains how the Google chief executive, Eric Schmidt explain how their “perfect” search engine functions. “Drawing on the terabytes of behavioral data it collects through its search engine and other sites, it carries out thousands of experiments a day, according to the Harvard Business Review, and it uses the results to refine the algorithms that increasingly control how people find information and extract meaning from it”. With this, it provides the company information and feedback about what people want and need as to what they search for. The company does not care about their mental health, only, just about having the people go back into using it, to access their answers. Brainwashing and addictive, search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo all bring an answer to the table in milliseconds, no matter what one …show more content…

As human beings, we must continue our growth daily to stay alive and keep ourselves healthy to coordinate normally. In Carr’s last few paragraphs he explains that one has their rights of being skeptical towards what he has written, as he knows there are others who may have their different views with what he has just explained. Technology is not going to stop; it will just keep expanding. The companies will keep making money, as long as people are still addicted to using their products to survive. But one should know when to take their breaks, and learn to grasp information again with reading from an actual book and gain their ability to critically think. All humans have a brain, and we must use them as they are the most important organ that keeps us alive; we make connections with others by using it, so one should never put it to waste. His last sentence, “As we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence”. This has a reader thinking about themselves, and what actions they continue to take, with how much the Internet is being consumed, and how little use it is providing them and their

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