Pros And Cons Of Internet

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Though the internet has caused us lose the ability to focus, the benefits that come from using it far outway the negative aspects of it, as presented in The Shallows by Nicholas Carr.

Each new technology that man has created has brought with it changes to the way people think. Carr states that “Every technology is an expression of human will. Through our tools, we seek to expand our power and control over our circumstances over nature, over time and distance, over one another” pg 44. Throughout the history of the world there have many examples of human beings creating tools to make their lives easier and more efficient. With the creation of each new item there have been some good, and some bad consequences. For example with the creation of
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Carr best explains this phenomenon at the beginning of the book by writing, ”The Net has become my all-purpose medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind.” pg 6. The internet is now our way of life. It's almost impossible to escape it in today's modern word. It influences our jobs, our schools and education, and our homes. We've begun rely very heavily on it. It gives us a never ending plethora of information at our fingertips. We can find information in seconds, instantly be updated with global news, and connect to people from around the world. People can make friends with people that they would have never come in contact in their lives otherwise. “Our goal, says Irene Au, is to get users in and out quickly… (maybe continue)” pg 156. Google's goal is to make people able to get people to have super quick access to information, then have them continue to gather more information from many other sources. They want us to be online and using our services, and because of this they have been able to engineer a program that makes the majority populations lives

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