Google A Threat

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The Net: A Threat or an Asset Nicholas Carr, author of the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, emphasizes the use of the Internet interfering with human intelligence. Carr states “The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing” (Carr. 737) referring to bloggers he knows. He implies the use of the Internet disintegrates the reader's capability to inherit what the paragraph, article, or blog, is stating. Carr refers back to the late 1800’s creating an example of how technology can change the way a person writes, thinks, and expresses him/herself. While Carr believes that Google is a deterrence to learning, Google has exponentially increased the knowledge people have today.“Google is a…show more content…
From “How?, Who?, What?, Where?, Why?, When?” all our answers are at the tips of our fingers. The multitude of answers and resources Google reveals to us, allows our brain to expand our thoughts. Each new resource leads us to more intricate and deeper thought processes. At one click of a button, numerous pieces of information are in our presence. All the new knowledge we gain from each search enhances our intelligence. Carr addresses “Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes.”Google enables us to be more imaginative in moving toward issues and more coherent in our reasoning. This allows us to reason more creative thinking when generating an answer to our questions/problems. "I don't think having access to information can ever make anyone stupider.” Says Sandra Kelly, market researcher, 3M Corporation. “I would guess that smart people will use the Internet for smart things and stupid people will use it for stupid things in the same way that smart people read literature and stupid people read crap fiction.” She further states. Using Google is the gateway for a multitude of new ideas and approaches. Failure to use Google in an applicable, sensible, way, will, in fact, be a…show more content…
Utilizing Google makes you want to in a way hungry for more information.As time has passed, more information is available thanks to Google. Individuals now answer inquiries shortly that a few decades back they would not have tried to ask since finding the solution would have been outlandishly troublesome. "As the Internet gets more sophisticated, it will enable a greater sense of empowerment among users. We will not be more stupid, but we will probably be more dependent upon it." Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute suggests. As the mass majority of humans whether it be students, teachers, people in the workforce, or whomever it may be, we all rely on the internet for something in our life. We use it in order to see sporting events scores, event dates, the weather, or even recipes. We do not necessarily have to rely on the internet for all our intellectual needs. But however, when we do, we read it, comprehend it, further explore it, and learn it. Then that sole piece of information sticks in our brain and we carry it with us for the rest of our life. What we obtain from the web stays with us. “Where the questions are easy, Google will therefore help; where the
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