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Google And Intelligance. Nicholas Carr 's ' I Google Making Us Stupid

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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. With the help of the internet we are becoming a more diverse and technologically advanced society.
Carr says, “I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a good book or a lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I’d spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That’s rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose thread, and begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.”(111)
Nicholas Carr says that this change is because he spends all his time online. He thinks the web is a good tool but hurts his concentration. I don’t think the internet is the only distraction of this world. There is so many other distractions such as: children, jobs, cell phones, and hobbies. I feel as though his quote “Once a scuba driver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a jet ski,” has a good point. I do feel as though we don’t go as deep into information as we used to but I feel that we learn abundance amount of information by scimming many different websites. You get several point of views and you also get a better understandi...

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...ty has become lazier, as I said before the era of manual labor is coming to an end. We have become so lazy that we have to look up simple things such as, how to tie a tie or how to fry an egg. Instead of just figuring it out, we do the easy way and just look it up. I do think google is a great tool but it is making us lazy, not stupid.

The internet has many advantages, we now have infinite information at our fingertips at any time of the day. People now can share their ideas with others all around the world and gain a different perspective. Anybody with internet access is able to have any question they have answered by experts in that field immediately. We may be lazy but with a more connected world we are able to bounce ideas off each other and see possible answers for our questions. The internet is making us more diverse, educated, and able to advance faster.
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