“Is Google Making Us Stupid?”
The world today is so consumed into technology and internet. Everywhere you look has some type of internet linkage to it. The internet is now taking over the world. Who ever thought that in the 1990s just how the internet would affect our future? The question that comes to mind now is “Are We Allowing the Internet to Consume So Much of Our Life?” According to Nick Carr’s article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” he address the issue of the internet effects on the cognition. Carr's main argument is that the Internet might have detrimental effects on cognition that diminish the capacity for concentration and contemplation. With reading the article, I personally do agree with Mr. Carr argument and also that the internet makes it easier for people to access and understand the simpler things in life.
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, the average attention span of human is 8.25 seconds. Also the percentage of internet pages views that last less than 4 seconds is 17% (Statistic Brain Research Institute). With such research, show that the mind is not getting the proper stimulation from the internet. Mr. Carr expresses from his personal experience from struggling with reading because of his frequent internet usage. He illustrate that he couldn’t focus with reading books because the internet ad an effect on diminishing the capacity and concentration and contemplation.
For years, reading has always been the number one way to stimulate the mind. Yet with the internet has simplified the information obtain to the brain. The internet has an unlimited access to everything that a person may possibly want to know. Also we must look at the comparison of a book and the internet. A book doesn’t always have the information that you may be looking for but the internet offers all type of information that you may need. Just think about now people use Ebooks instead of actually books. At first we thought of the internet as being...