Essay on How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Think

1398 Words Oct 7th, 2015 6 Pages
How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think The Internet is a continuously growing aspect in today’s society, especially in the terms of how it affects the way we think. Google, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are just a few of the several sites that people today are constantly craving gratification from. The Internet has taken actions in many categories that affect the way we think such as our attention, memory, and even the perception of ourselves. In this age of technology the Internet seems to have taken control over our everyday lives by influencing our behaviors. Attention plays an important role in the process of thinking. Without attention the other aspects of thinking such as memory, perception, creativity, problem solving, language, learning, reasoning, and decision making are extensively reduced or cannot occur at all. Attention is a highly flexible quality that is easily influenced by the surrounding environment. Therefore, in this case the Internet is the influencer. In today’s society you can be connected to internet services anywhere at any time. With the Internet making information accessible at all times we are a generation that relies on the checking of our phones or computers to find all the answers to our thoughts and problems. As stated by Emily Fields “Technology is an essential part of my everyday social and academic life. I don 't know where I would be without it” (Richard 8). People today do not understand what a world without the Internet is…

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