Why The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

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Carr, Nicholas G. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print. Nicholas Carr is an author who writes and researches on topics about technology and culture. Carr has written multiple books on topics of technology and its effects on the human race. Carr has written for many credible sources such as The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Wired, Nature, MIT Technology Review, and many others. He holds a bachelor 's from Dartmouth College and master 's degree in English and American Literature and Language, from Harvard University, it definitely tells us how much of an education Carr has worked for. The book likes to challenge what we think is true and backs up its statement with sufficient research and evidence. Carr goes on a lot about how many of the technologies we use and including technologies from the past have molded us into how we think a certain way and act a certain way. Carr argues why everything we do is becoming much harder to focus on with all the distractions the internet has.…show more content…
The book has multiple chapters that focus on something that I am focusing on and that is our memory and mind. There is a chapter that mainly focuses on Memory, I feel that I could benefit the most from that one specific chapter. This source contributes more on the psychological side of why we are affected by technology. This is my one resource that challenges ideas instead of actually talking about actual facts. Carr talks not only how it is affecting us but also some ways to stop ourselves from actually becoming too immersed in our technology. My other resources don’t really challenge anything unlike Carr. The reading makes me think very deeply and I must really try to think and make meaning of what Carr
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