Critique of Nicholas Carr “Automation Makes Us Dumb”
University of Maryland University College
Notwithstanding, its work relief or elements and its large beneficial outcome, Nicolas Carr is being best understood by his knowledge of artificial intelligence that’s happening in our white and blue collar world every day. Carr explains how computers and technology is taking over the knowledge of the educated professionals in the workforce. Meanwhile, what will we do as citizens to not let this catastrophe happen right in our back yard?
As we know it today we are in the digital age and technology has made it much easier on many in the working class today, but research has shown us differently throughout time. As a society or government we have to go back to the essence. In other words, back to the basics because we have lost touch in reality it seems. Carr, states “If we let our own skills fade by relying too much on automation, we are going to render ourselves less capable, less resilient and more subservient to our machines. We will create a world more fit for robots than for us.”- (Carr) Ultimately, I find this to be true as citizens in the workforce, if we keep relying on technicality to do it for us what we could do for ourselves. Nevertheless, we lose something very vital and that’s our brain to think manually and skill functionality. We become so comfortable and lazy from within and then we began to lose contact with what reality is all about.
Therefore, Carr also describes how in 2014 a report from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) had reported on the cockpit of a plan and its technology surging/producing links between plane crashes and trustful dependency on automation in the world of aviation. Often, pilots today are becoming more use to parlaying and watching things happen instead of doing something about it before something does happen. In the readings it mentions about reacting and being more...