Does The Internet Make You Dumber? Essay

1486 Words Mar 14th, 2015 null Page
We are living in the time that three-year old boys play tablets, seventy-year old women use laptops, teenagers and adults cannot keep their hands off mobile phones. The sad truth is, technologies were and are being used widely, and along with it, the internet became an important part in our daily lives. Too much of anything is bad. Too much of utilizing the internet is not good, too. Having recognized this issue, Nicholas Carr wrote an article “Does the Internet Make You Dumber?” to forewarn the users of adverse threats of the internet on humans’ brains: obtuseness, distraction and short-term memory. He provides ample studies and comparative experiments to prove these negative impacts. For people who spend much time on working with the internet, Carr explains that humans’ brains tend to get used to their habits, so turning off internet devices is no longer a feasible solution to protect their brains. Lastly, he highlights the benefit of printed books and encourages people to read on “real papers” rather than read on the screen.
Carr graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from Harvard University in English and American Literature and Language. He is a famous American writer who has written for copious celebrated publications: the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Wired, Nature, MIT Technology Review, Guardian, London Times and so on. He is an acclaimed author in scores of books and articles in technological,…

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