Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Harvard Writer, Nicholas Carr, in his Advocacy article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” Describes the altering effects of the internet and search engines on our brains. Carr´s purpose is to get the reader aware of the impact the internet has on our everyday life. He adopts a informative tone in order to appeal emotionally and logically to his audience.
Carr begins his advocacy for the internet by acknowledging that in ¨A Space Odyssey¨ when they rely too much on Artificial Intelligence it could get a human killed, in this example the supercomputer HAL almost drifted astronaut Dave Bowman into a deep space death by the malfunctioning machine; Showing that the astronaut is superior than a machine. He appeals to the emotion of sadness by admitting that “I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something has been tinkering with my brain” he is “not thinking the way i used to.” for him has “naturally become a struggle”. He joins in this time of sadness in order to supply the reader and admit that “I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do” appealing to the reader's …show more content…

“I’ve lost the ability to do that.” appealing to our pathos because no one would ever want to lose ability to do something, As a hockey player myself I would be depressed if I lost the ability to do what I love and skate and score goals. Carr is trying to get the point out for us to appeal to his sense of his ability to read being obstructed by the internet and prolong usage. It was a very strong point to use pathos there because it made us engaged to the story behind the frustration to read. When referencing a popular movie ‘A Space Odyssey’, the author is appealing to pathos. Here he is appealing to popular culture and our emotional outlook on the

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