Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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In Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, Carr first gives the impression that Google is making us less intelligent. Although, as he goes on through the article, he explains how this isn’t the case. In reality, it’s just changing the way we think and how we process information.
Carr begins his explanation by providing a quote from the movie called “A Space Odyssey”, then introduces the reader to how his own thought processes and concentration has changed because of technology. He continues by explaining how the media and the internet have become the main sources for information because of how easily someone can find the information they want, but at the same time, it is affecting many peoples’ ability to concentrate when reading longer books. He further proves this by mentioning how even some experts in literature have changed because of technology. Those experts have explained that they usually end up skimming more than reading thoroughly when it comes to longer pieces of writing. Studies were also mentioned about how people jump from different websites and links and usually have a harder time when focusing on one piece of writing because of this. He ends that point by considering …show more content…

That typewriter had really helped him because he didn’t have to focus on the page when writing. Although at the same time, a friend of his had noticed that his writing had changed because of his use of a typewriter. Moving on from the example, Carr delves into the scientific side of the issue by quoting experts that explain how our brains are always changing and adapting to new ways of thinking because new cells continuously form. Now, people are just adapting to the internets speed and efficiency. This adaptation means that the old ways either have to adapt with the times or be forgotten

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