Evaluation Essay On 'Is Google Making USupid?' By Nicholas Carr

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Evaluation Essay
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” is a widespread essay written by Nicholas Carr. The essay is about how desired technology is making people think differently and how maybe google is being a little too helpful when someone is in need of an answer. Carr takes writing to a whole new level when he goes in depth to explain what the internet is doing to a human brain. He uses his own experiences and feelings to evaluate how he feels and what he believes on the effects of modern technology. Based on superior evidence, a strong view on the subject, and showing the changes Google is doing to a person’s way of thinking, the essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr is a great representation to show how technology is affecting
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Carr not only gave evidence from other people and sources, but he used his own experiences which brought out his strong view. Carr mentions in his essay “Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going- so far- as I can tell- but it 's changing. I’m not thinking the way I use to think (1). Carr gave his own personal feeling on the subject and told his audience his feelings toward what technology is doing to his brain. This is the best credible evidence to be able to give and make a point across; it is coming straight from the source. Carr has a passionate view on how google is messing with ways of thinking and how it is affecting the brain; he does a good job of backing up his claim. Nicholas Carr and James Bowman, both, have similar essays, in “Is Stupid Making Us Google.” By James Bowman, he talks about how google is indeed “dumbing us down” and uses Carr’s article to help evaluate his own opinion, but he does not have quite as a strong view as Carr. “and to show that it is our children and grandchildren who are preceding us in stupidity. But once that process is …show more content…
Carr explains his experiences with google and modern technology. For example, Carr says that because of google, he can no longer read in-depth pieces of writing. This is the same for others as well, talking about his friends, Carr says “The more they use the web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing” (1). Avery Stroman, who wrote a paper regarding his thoughts on Nicholas Carr 's paper and how he feels about google says “I allowed the presence of Facebook, Twitter, and email to prevent me from reading his entire article without stopping. Without thinking, I switched from the article at hand to the internet” (79). Avery is, obviously, clearly being affected by google as well as technology and he is not able to read long pieces of writing, Nicholas Carr’s article being one. Carr used not just the experiences of his own, but others as well to show how google is in fact, making us stupid and after reading Stroman’s piece; someone could tell that Carr and his friends are not the only ones being

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