Every new advance in technology has had its skeptics. Socrates cried foul with the introduction of the written word to convey information after thousands of years of oral traditions, saying that people used it to remember “not from within themselves, but through means of external marks” (Carr 177). Now, critics are beginning to say the same of computer technology. Ever since the groundbreaking invention in the form of t...
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...without it. It would be impossible to deny the fact that the internet is a benefit in many ways. Yet, the temptation is to forget that it has been less than 30 years since the invention of the web and the rise in popularity of the computer and cell phone. This should be a warning, a sign showing how fast a new culture can be sucked into a way of life without being aware of the consequences. While the net has great power for good, the physiological, social, and psychological dangers the internet can pose to a generation of tech-savy youths cannot be ignored.
Carr, Nicholas G. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print.
Sparrow, Betsy, Jenny Liu, and Daniel M. Wegner. "Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips." Science 333.6043 (2011): 776-78. Web. 8 Nov. 2015.
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