The Influence Of Technology On The Internet

1248 Words 5 Pages
Within the past 10,000 years, the advancement in technology has progressed dramatically. As technological innovations increased in production, the mind of humans became increasingly slothful. We’ve become too dependent on how easy the Internet gives us our answers to insoluble questions. Our brains have consequently changed the way information is decoded thus, altering the way we learn. Skimming through large amounts of information has 90 percent of us left with digital amnesia. Our dependency of the internet has caused us to become less self-reliant.
At the same time, we have been given a vast amount of retainable resources which relatively can enhance our intelligence. Not only has technology allowed us to obtain and preserve information
…show more content…
According to Nicholas Carr of the Atlantic, it actually may have rewired the human brain. Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” reports a prevalent decrease in the peoples’ capability to read intensely and grasp an understanding of the text they’ve read (Carr, 2008). With the amounts of click-bait ads on the sides of webpages, there is no telling if we have fully understood the information we just attempted to read through. The Internet has developed into a form of distraction and turned humans into scattered and superficial thinkers. As stated by Tony Haile, the CEO of Chart Beat, “...A stunning 55% spent fewer than 15 seconds actively on a page.” (Haile, 2014). The average human forgets 20 percent of what they read in 20 minutes. Even people who do research for academic studies tend to jump from page to page instead of reading a page or two from one document. Skimming through information has become our main mode of thought. This mental juggling that takes place in our brains takes a huge toll on …show more content…
Our social lives have been compromised for sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Engaging in online conversations more often than real-life ones can hinder your interpersonal skills. Due to the lack of physical contact, we are losing our ability to interact with one another and understand human behavior such as body language. According to Cornell University’s Steven Strogatz social media sites, such as Facebook, can make it difficult for us to distinguish between real relationships and casual ones. Many writers have made points on how social media creates a false sense of friendships and/or relationships. Maura Keller stated “Our interactions on social media tend to be weak ties—that is, we don’t feel as personally connected to the people at the other end of our communication as we do when we’re face-to-face”. Instead of making a few strong connections with people, we are making several weak relationships with people we plan on never meeting. Technology has made it easier for people, especially teenagers, to become anti-social. It has even made it easier for predators to attack others, whether they are young or

Related Documents