Is Google Making Us Stupid? Essay

721 Words Sep 21st, 2015 3 Pages
Ryan Scarmardo 1
Laffin
English III AP
21 September 2015
A New Thought Process With the invention of the internet, more specifically Google, the way we think has changed drastically and Nicholas Carr explains in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” why this change is for the worst. Although the internet is changing the way our brains think the change has proven beneficial. The internet allows us to quickly learn new material in an effective manner and allows us to communicate with people across the globe without having to buy a plane ticket. Easy access to resources online that aid learning refute Carr’s argument that the internet is making us stupid. The internet allows us to take online schooling and even college courses! At one point, Carr acknowledges the opinion of Richard Foreman that we will become “pancake people- spread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information” (Carr). What Carr fails to realize is that even though the internet full of endless amounts of information people do not try to access it all. This compares to how we read books and articles that are useful to us. Furthermore, the hyperlinks Carr mentions as we “power browse” are actually helpful in going deeper into a subject that we might not have a full understanding of (Carr). If a student stumbles upon a hyperlink on a topic he needs help on, he can use the link to learn more about the particular subject, helping them gain knowledge faster, and making…

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