Is Google Making Us Stupid? Essay

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The rise in technology over the past decade has sparked the concern of many people as well as their hope. Several writers have discussed their opinions and views on the matter of technology and how it does or doesn 't benefit society. Nicholas Carr, in his article is google making us stupid, worries that the ease of access to an abundance of information and the speed of which is can be obtained will make human beings as a society less critical in their thoughts and less in-depth with their reading. However, Brook Gladsone and Josh Neufeld, in their article the influencing machines, view the advancement of technology used in our media as a natural part of and assistant to the evolution of the human thought process. Clive Thompson agrees in his article smarter than you think: how technology is changing our minds for the better that the integration of technology to the human thought process can lead to great things for the society. Something about Kevin Kelly when I read his article

Nicholas Carr opens his article with a reference to the movie 2011: a space odyssey. He uses the scene of astronaut Dave Bowman slowly and methodically disconnecting the supercomputer HAL and HAL pleading with Dave to stop because he "can feel it." Nicholas Carr says the he too feels as if "someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory." He has started to feel the effect of current media technology on his reading abilities. Where…

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