Is Google Making USupid Analysis

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What Is Happening to the Human Brain? With the sudden rise in media, and Internet use, there is great controversy over whether technology is beneficial or harmful to the human brain. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr, the author talks about what the Internet is doing to our brains. Steven Johnson wrote “Everything Bad is Good For You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter” to discus his argument that popular culture is growing more complex therefore making people more intelligent. “Are iPads, Smart phones, and the Mobile Web Rewiring the Way We Think?” written by Gregory Lamb, talks about the negative effects of technology. Although increased technology use has resulted in elevated intelligence levels, it has caused a decline in the ability of the brain to focus on a simpler task, ultimately affecting the brain functions of the next generation. Over time the use of media and technology has increased through society. Many rely on the Internet for their information and entertainment. Steven Johnson writes about how people watch television and play video games, which he feels, is making them smarter. Steven Johnson states, “For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a steadily declining path toward the lowest common denominator standards, presumably because the…show more content…
In “Is Google Making Us Stupid” Carr presents “The internet, an immeasurably powerful computing system, is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies. It’s becoming our map and our clock, our printing press, and our type writer, our calculator and our telephone, and our radio and TV.” (Carr, Is Google Making Us Stupid) Carr mentions these inventions such as a map and a typewriter to show that technology has replaced them with newer inventions such as a GPS or a computer, allowing people to not think for
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