The Internet 's Effect On Our Mind And Memory Essay

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The Internet’s Effect on our Mind and Memory
The internet is changing humanity in more ways than thought possible. At first it was just a computer meant to complete simple calculations, but overtime it grew into whatever you please. It has connected the world like never before and created new social abilities. However, with the way it transfers information, it has reduced the need for deep connections experienced throughout life. Simple tasks such as reading a book or watching television have become more difficult as our attention spans have decreased and made humans more mundane. Nicholas Carr talks about this issue in, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, with Carl Zimmer in “How Google Is Making Us Smarter” and “Genevieve Roberts” in “Google Effect: Is Technology Making Us Stupid?” further analyzing pieces of the topic. While I agree with Carr’s view that the human mind is becoming more automated, I would further argue that our minds are evolving to think like computers and use it to retain information in a different way.
It has come to the point where it is believed to be the extension of the human mind. Throughout Carr’s essay he talks of how people are becoming more automated, and work has turned into clockwork, and that in turn is making us stupid, but I disagree. Rather, it is making our thought process change. Whether or not that really is making the human race stupid is still to be seen, but what we can interpret from this is, we as a species are becoming more like the…

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