Summary Of What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains The Shallows

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Nicholas Carr, What the Internet is doing to Our Brains The Shallows (2010) asserts that, “The price we pay to assume technology’s power is alienation.” He supports this assertion by saying, “They both ultimately achieve their mental and behavioral effects by shaping the synaptic organization of the brain.” Also by, “ We long to keep it activated.” The writer concludes in order for people to improve their thoughts, they will have to cope with the new technology and how they think. Carr believes that technology is taking over how people interact with each other. In one of Carr's quotes he say’s “Technology's numbing effect.” When he is talking about the numbing effect he’s talking about how people can shut everyone out while their using technology.

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