Google and Intelligance Nicholas Carr’s,” I Google Making Us Stupid” is completely irrelevant. Without the internet learning would be much more difficult. Using the internet helps us learn in a whole new way. We are learning through exchanges of links of ideas that people, scholars and other organizations have come up with. The interent has made society lazy but not stupid.
Nicolas Carr’s article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” implies that the internet is reprograming our brains, making us unable to enjoy deep reading. Carr explains that his mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Lately, he’s had a hard time enjoying books. Carr continued that many of his friends who are also literary types are experiencing the same “phenomena”. The more they use the web the more they have to fight to stay focused when reading long pieces of writing.
With the coming of the technological age many people are thinking about information in ways they never have before. 30 years ago, in order to gain information on a subject we had to search through encyclopedias and hope that the information we needed to find was given. Now we are finding that the information is just a click a... ... middle of paper ... ...ight and with mental breaks such as using the internet we are able to rest our minds and return to the project with more overall productivity. We have found that not only is the internet making us a more productive society but it is also making us a more analytical society. Through the internet we now have much quicker access to information that at one point was tedious to obtain.
Ngoc Ho Henna Ahmed ENGL 1301-81029 09/13/2017 Is Google Making Us Stupid? Humans are living in the digital decade, generating the variety of media technologies to provide human the convenient information access. Nicolas Carr, an author of many books concerning technology and culture, expressed his skepticism about how the Internet impacts to human beings in the article: “Is Google making us stupid?”. Carr claims that the Internet has been changing the way human beings process information lowering the capacity for concentration and contemplation (Carr). Contrary to Carr’s argument, I have the positive perspective that the internet helps us smarter and people should concern about how they use the Internet instead of blaming this versatile tool
In the passage “ Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr, Nicholas emulates the thesis stating that we as race are not capable of doing certain tasks from the past. Because of technology like Google, which pushes us to do it in easier ways in the present time. Accordingly, tasks like reading books to find information and to gain knowledge, is now seen to be near impossible because of the privilege that high technology is offering. Nicholas also shares a theory that, when we start doing new things, our brain changes and molds into a new shape where we can only portray those actions and tasks. For example, if we only use websites to find information for a project and never actually read, our brain will not be able to jump right back and go back to the roots of reading books and catalogs to obtain all that information.
The Web and Google, indeed, are making us smarter by allowing us access to information through a rapid exchange of ideas and promoting the creativity and individualization of learning. With one easy click on the search button, Google grants entry to a reservoir of information for our use. Carr acknowledges that the internet “has been a godsend to [him] as a writer” because of the ease of finding information rapidly (Carr 732). Before, he would spend days searching through lengthy articles for the same material. Thus, web-browsing proves that not only is the internet useful for finding relevant information, but it is a time-saving tool.
We as Carr believes are in an information boom we can know anything we want yet society does not use this to its advantage as often as not. Google is not making us stupid but it is changing how we think. Carr believes that we should be using this information in a new way. Instead of using it and letting it go, we should be using it and keep learning. When we see a hyperlink to a site or a word we do not quite understand or a concept we do not quite grasp we should look it up in depth learn more and memorize what we need to know instead of relying
Finding answers on Google is so easy it holds us back from being able to sit down and read something to find out for ourselves. The second article “Small Change: Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted” takes a deeper look into the effects on gathering through the Internet comparing revolution times to present day times. Rhetorically both essays have some similarities and differences. As you look at the use of ethos, pathos and logos you can see how it affects the audience and what the purpose of these articles are. In “Is Google Making Us Stupid” Carr uses ethos to talk about how we use Google now and it has affected our ability to read through long articles and hold our attention, even though his article is one of the longer ones.
Google obviously is taking the world and creating new ideas that will only help in the modern technological community. The atmosphere may be different at Googleplex but it sure seems to working considering a fact from statistic brain that states, Google receives a 5,922,000,000 average of searches per day. Google is always ready to take the next step towards improvement and always has the next big thing.
Google; it 's bright, simple, and inviting colors call to you when you make a search on the website. When I first read the title of Nicholas Carr 's essay "is Google making us stupid" I immediately asked myself, "what do I use Google for?" I use Google for almost every thing from work, leisure browsing, and most importantly school. I use about any source that I find credible by using Google as a platform, heck I used Google to find my sources for this essay you are reading. The use of the Internet to browse Google allows us to access scholarly sources, has readily available sources at anytime, and is easy to navigate.