The New Generation and Google

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It has become a continuous habit in a civilized society, like ours, to rely on the internet whenever we encounter a simple question, problem or are simply curious about anything. The internet has helped us solve the problems we encounter when trying to find that kind of information. Now days everyone seems to resort to the internet pages just as Nicolas Carr wrote on his article titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” with this article Carr was able to demonstrate the reasons why and how the internet is making us stupider as a society without us even noticing it! Although I highly disagree with his reasoning, I couldn’t agree with him anymore to acknowledge the significant importance we have given the Web in our lives. I don’t think and highly disagree that the internet or in this case Google is making us stupid, in fact it is only making us more efficient and as a society brings us together in many ways. It has helped us keep up with the busy and fast pace lifestyle we are living today.
Although the internet has changed the way we behave as a whole it doesn’t necessarily means it has changed us for the worse. It’s a fact that human beings have been evolving since the beginning of our existence. We went from our simple nature of being cave men living in caves to civilized people living in homes, later adding furnishing and eating on tables, nothing likes our preexisting ancestors. These changes have not made us any less of a human, in fact just a better version of ourselves. The same way the internet has been doing in the past decades with the way we find information, work, and in many occasions interact with one another. Today information is extremely easy to access and it is just a few clicks away. Just as Carr repeats thorough h...

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...t a tool. We will be able to function without the use of search engines and the Web, perhaps not as fast but it is possible. If technology is kept the way its meant to be, we will be able to get further whether the use for it is medical, technological, reading, obtaining information, or simply doing homework.

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