Essay Internet Technology Has An Incredible Effect On Our World

1770 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
There is no denying digital and internet technologies have had an incredible effect on our world. But what about their effects on on our mind? Of course, the question is rather loaded considering the newness of certain digital/internet technologies. A simple answer of how “technology equals good” or “bad” for our minds proves to be misleading, at least in the short term. Certainly the answer varies depending on the specifics of the technology employed, how it is employed, and by whom. Thus the following will conduct a brief survey of different analyses of human being’s relationship to the new technologies in their lives, giving a glimpse into the pro’s and con’s of such relations. Champeau notes that “for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision making and complex reasoning” (Champeau, 2008). Is this effect necessarily good or bad? As the author goes on to note finding from a UCLA study examining the influence of Internet searching on the brain’s performance "The study results are encouraging...emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults...[as] Internet searching engages complicated brain activity, which may help exercise and improve brain function” (Champeau, 2008). Granted, this may be very important for older individuals whose brains are subject to degrade over time in their ability to process…

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