Summary Of Is Google Making USupid

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Google is known to make people less efficient by affecting their ability to stay focused. In the article Is Google Making Us Stupid Nicholas Carr explains both ethos and pathos efficiently with credibility through personal problems when on the internet which adds emotions to the human brain. However, the author tends to lack support with his research and statistics leaving the reader to wonder if google is really is making us stupid. In the article Is Google Making Us Stupid the author is arguing if google is making us dumber since we’d rather reach for the internet instead of actually going out of our way to grab a book and reading it.Also if all the browsing that is done can make individuals feel less focused. Causing their eyes to hurt …show more content…

In the article he states his personal experience when he mentions “I now have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print (Carr).” Causing him to lose focus and re-read the section more than once. Implying that if it wasn't for google and all the time he has to spend on the internet he would be capable of staying focused and would have the ability to read a long essay with no problem like he was able to do in the past. Since throughout time our brain adjusts to different habits. Carr explains how he can feel his mind changing he states “Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory (Carr).” Carr’s backs his theory by describing how he’s mentioned it to some of his friends thinking he was the only one having those weird feeling. Informing him that they were having similar experiences through that Carr's realized something was wrong when people that had the ability to read long paragraphs could not anymore …show more content…

Its stated in the article how the brain “has the ability to reprogram itself on the fly, altering the way it functions (Carr).” Implying that as often as something is used the brain will register that adapting to different situations. Since the brain is able to adapt to new technology it is said to operate “like clockwork (Carr).” It's like autistic children after they've repeated the routine for so long there brain adjusts and know what to do at certain times. Since our brain holds our emotions and also adapts to different surroundings, when computers were introduced it was a huge step. Google was introduced because the author is trying to explain that it is not making us stupid but it is improving over time so there might be a time in the life when it’s smarter than the human brain. Implying even though it is bad that it's used so much that there could be some types of bad triggering to the brain there is a possibility that it can help mental abilities

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