Carr mentions in the book that new technology is destroying the way that humans think, and is making us lose ourselves a little. As reported by Carr the internet has a great impact on what we do in the present-day. The internet has a big hit on today’s youth due to the evidence that it’s making life easier and requires less work to retain information. Further through the book Carr makes good arguments on how the internet changes our mind. Carr wants us to deeply reflect on the effects that the increase in technology has had on our brains, our social lives, and our ways of thinking about knowledge.
Addiction to phones, overuse of the internet, and negative influences of media are three of the many unfavorable effects of technology on humanity. A significant role that technology has played in the human life is that it has caused people to use the internet often. Due to the advancement in technology, the internet has become a place where people can acquire any type of information that they need. This makes people rely on the internet whenever they need information and causes them to think narrowly about what the actual information that they are looking for is. The internet has caused people to become dumber and shallower thinkers.
The internet, although it may be very useful in accumulating information, creates uniformity among the public and shapes the way we act. The vast number of people contributing to the internet has created a global community. However, the online society is crossing over to reality: becoming a driving force behind the cultural change of the public. What has resulted is a one-sided, totalitarian society that mirrors George Orwell’s nightmare from 1984. In the future, the internet will continue to be a new challenge that society will constantly battle.
In this concern, views on the impact of Internet vary consistently. On the one hand, Internet is recognized as a valuable intermediate, which helps users to share and broadcast information easily. But, another view on the impact of internet, that Internet is noticed as a threat to the social life and identity of individuals because it engages users changing their life online and leaving less time for real world social relations. In real life, it is obvious that Internet does have the impact on the way users think but this impact can hardly be discovered in a day, but, in its place, it is a long lasting process which may have negative effects because of the information overload and negative behavioral changes, such as distraction, the lack of ability to concentrate on one issue and others. The negative impact of Internet on behavioral changes in users In fact, internet has a considerable impact on the behavior of individuals and their way of thinking.
Did the benefits outweigh the risks in this particular situation? Was the government right in the first place when they had implemented this internet censorship? Too many questions one might think, but apparently, these are the truths about the internet censorship and its being the most controversial measure that the government had decided to counter and protect people from the harms of internet as the newest form of communication media (Zuchora-Walske, 2010, p. 2). Internet censorship has taken many forms as the new generation progressed – being more techy and savvy than ever. From just the normal filtering of search s... ... middle of paper ... ...tion to progress and modernization.
Both of the articles share the same idea; with new technological advances, we must remember the social and political consequences, and not just think about spreading these new advances globally. The internet could be able to bring us farther apart then to bring us closer together. It does have that it has the ability to bring people together, but looking at it on a larger scale, the internet is going to make a larger division of online and offline communities. Spender states, Despite the ideal potential of the new technologies to create a global, egalitarian community, a virtual world without barriers or divisions; the scene down on the ground is strikingly different. This sounds great, to have this ideal global community where everyone can have their say.
The Internet has paved the way for anonymous interactions, effortless communication, and storage for important information, which has dramatically transformed today’s society. Hiding behind an anonymous mask for many internet users may be an empowering experience for them. "On-line or even off-line when people’s identity is hidden they become sort of different people. When our identity is not intact our idea of the consequences are sort of nonexistent" (Anonymity Breeds Bad Behavior on Web). They often tend to develop vulgar language and post vile, chauvinistic, and often threatening comments.
The use of internet has increased and improved during the past years, it has become an essential part of our lives, Therefore many people depend on the internet for Communication, entertainment, answers to our questions and many times to make decisions for us. For some of us it affects the traditional way of things, in the text "Is Google Making Us Stupid by Nicholas Carr, Carr brings to light the positive and negative effects of internet use. Nicholas Carr Implies that the use of internet has made us lazy and has affected the way we process our thoughts, he effectively expresses the issue of the effects of internet and then support his debate with another argument of why internet use is beneficial. On the other hand in the text "Why I blog" by Andrew Sullivan, he only focuses on one aspect of the internet and his personal opinion of why he blogs. The internet affects users in many ways, we have become dependent on the internet, and it has become an important asset to our daily lives.
The world that I am growing up in is extremely different than the one that my parents grew up in, and a major reason for that is the advancements of the internet. The internet has gone from an unthinkable luxury to an everyday necessity. This advancement has changed the way we think, work, and act as humans. When thinking about specific ways that the internet has changed the world, the first thing that comes to mind is the way we receive information. Nowadays everything that you need to know is right there at your fingertips.
As capitalism runs its course and develops new technologies, society is left to pick up the pieces and figure out where these new technologies will lead them. Ever since I learned to use the Internet as a child, I have become accustomed to seeing more and more fascinating technology developments that have changed the way I communicated as the years went by. Now that the Internet has infiltrated more aspects of human life, it has become necessary to reflect on how this critical juncture will continue to affect our society. In Digital Disconnect, Robert McChesney provides an analysis of the arguments that the celebrants and skeptics used to express their views of the Internet. McChesney then moves past these arguments to explain how the PEC plays a key role in determining the direction that the Internet is heading towards.