Is Technology Hindering Us?

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Is all this technology helping us or is it hindering us? Our world now revolves around technology, from self-driven cars to clocks. Our lives have changed so much due to this new technology. We are can now find the answer to any question within minutes due to the web or connect with a new culture across the world without even traveling. We are getting use to this new way of life and our brains are reprogramming themselves to accept the new ways we now receive information. In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, Nicholas Carr talks about how the way information is presented on the internet has changed our way of thinking. He goes off on different reasons why he believes this. I agree with Carr that all this new technology is changing our …show more content…
He believes that he is losing his critical thinking skills and his attention spans are getting smaller. Adding to his story he also talks about how his friends who are readers and writers themselves are also having the same problem as him, their attention span is getting smaller. The reading that use to come naturally is now becoming a struggle. He believes that all this is happening because of the way they are now receiving information. This new technology is affecting the way we now read and process information. When Carr explains that we aren't able to read as essay as before he hints that the internet is making us stupid. Although I agree with Carr up to a point that we as humans are now changing the way we receive and process information I cannot accept his overall statement that the internet is making us stupid. The reason that I believe that it is changing the way that we take information is because, I also see myself losing my concentration on long articles and I also skim through articles instead of reading all of it. I don't see myself going to the library to check out a book nowadays, if i need a book I head directly to the internet. I don't necessarily think that we are becoming more stupid,but we are becoming lazy as readers. We are getting use to reading these quick facts or …show more content…
He talks about how Google wants more and more, they want to create a perfect search engine that will understand exactly what you mean and give you want you want. Admittedly he mentions that through the information that we would be allowed to get we would become efficient thinkers, but after he changes his mood. It is as if he didn't like the plans of google. He brings up artificially intelligence by saying it could never replace human intelligences because it only processes information that humans put into it. He then asks a question concerning the end of all this. I disagree with Carr in that Google is up to no good and his thought about artificial intelligence. Google has helped create the world that now we live in and I believe that their plans for the future will only help. By opening new ways for humans to access new information, we will only expand our knowledge about technology. I personally believe that artificial intelligence will take over, probably not in my lifetime but it will happen. The reason for believing this is because I see how we have progress with all this new technology in such a short amount of time and I can't imagine what are future looks

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