Halfway House

In: Social Issues

Submitted By danielsd
Words 602
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Davon Daniels
English 1500
Professor Robertson
8/8/13
How the Internet is affecting you and your community In today’s society who doesn’t use Computers? Almost everyone in today’s culture uses a computer in some shape or fashion. Computers are used so often now in society that they are even made into devices to be used on the go such as iPhones, tablets, and laptops. With a rise in the use of computers means that people are also using the internet more often. Frequent use of the internet can have positive and negative effects on a person and a community. In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr he explains the many effects the internet can have on people. In Carr’s article “Is Google Making us Stupid?” he introduces the idea how the internet is changing our lives by making us mentally process information differently from the past, based off previous changes in history. Carr explains how we think less deeply and rely on quick facts, versus using critical thinking and research. Also he explains how our brain is flexible, and may be changed by the internet’s impression. Lastly Carr talks about what the internet may become in the future, and how it could make us more like computers. He elaborates on how we only have to ask a question and there isn’t any lengthy research, becoming like a pancake. Since on the internet we gain a lot of spread out information, but not in depth knowledge on the specific topics, becoming spread out and thin intellectually, like a pancake. Carr says, we no longer have to analyze information and understand it ourselves, but instead rely on simple answers. The simplicity and easiness of finding an answer is changing deep thought, to shallow thinking. One quote from Carr’s article that really stood out to me in how the internet and technology effects the community was when he said “In deciding when to eat, to…...

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