Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Response to Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?’
Nicholas Carr forewarns of an ever growing trend that links how our brains process and concentrate on information and the Internet in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” He then proceeds to reweave the tale woven by Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey, telling of how the protagonist removes the “brain” of a highly intelligent supercomputer named HAL. In this scene, HAL is seen pleading with the character for his life, and as the character ignores him and continues removing his brain, HAL states that he can feel his mind leaving him and the author concludes by saying that he too feels his mind leaving him. He then clarifies what he means by saying that his mind is not actually going but that …show more content…

I disagree with Carr’s anecdotal and personal evidence and his conclusion on the study, and I agree with the points Carr makes about Taylorism and its links to the Internet. First of all, the personal and anecdotal evidence he presents is difficult to use as conclusive evidence due to the fact that he notices these changes in only himself and his peers, not factoring in either a younger or older audience. Those of us who have always used the Internet and basically avoid books at all costs have found the Internet to be an incredibly efficient tool for learning and deep thinking. All that is required is to use the platform correctly, looking for those environments that best suit deep learning on the Internet. The broadness of the Internet is also a major factor. Because the Internet is so large, there exists varying environments which are designed with different intentions and effects. Blogs are often written in a format that is easy to skim through while other portions of internet are designed with deep reading and thinking in mind. For example, the website furthers a mission called Project Gutenberg which attempts to digitalize and archive cultural works of literature to then

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