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Brown 1 Katrina Brown Ms. Stephanie Casemore ENG4U n1+ April 9, 2019 Post-Literate Generation Reflection I was born in 2001 , so I grew up during a time where families still had one computer in the house and when people were just beginning to transition from BlackBerries to iPhones. When I was a child, I had books and toys to entertain me, not getting a smartphone and personal computer until I was twelve years old. This shows that I am an individual that has been exposed to two opposite lifestyles ; : one where technology was not the center of my universe, and my current lifestyle where it is. Personally, Carr’s commentary [fully introduce Carr and the interview you’re reflecting on] made me realize that his claims about deep thinking could be proved through my thoughts and experiences. It also made me realize how many individuals only have opinions that are trending online and deemed as “acceptable”, due to the increased unification of public online opinion and voice. [and will you be discussing connections to McLuhan in this reflection?] As Carr talked about how increased use of the internet may hamper or cause one to lose their creative, critical, and contemplative thinking skills, I thought to myself “now that I think about it, this is currently happening to me!” I am an individual who used to draw and do many other creative activities. I was also very good at coming up with original ideas and thinking for myself. I have realized that since I constantly watch YouTube videos, read articles, and go on various social media platforms, I can feel myself losing the ability to be creative and think for myself without using the internet. I also tend to have opinions that are publicly accepted, and frown on the opinions of others that constantly get criticized online. I find that whenever I am without my mobile phone, I am often thinking about the information I absorbed the last time I had my phone, instead of reflecting on life or thinking deeply. I am usually bored without my devices, and
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