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Okyere1 Caleb Okyere Professor Littlefield ENGL 1301 24 September 2018 Is Technology making us stupid? Is technology making us stupid or is it enhancing our thinking skills. In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, Nicholas Carr talked about how after a decade of browsing and surfing through websites, he noticed his level of concentration was reducing. He goes on to state that he was unable to read a long article or three pages in a book without losing concentration. Unlike Carr, Clive Thompson believes, technology is increasing our thinking skill and our ability to make quick decisions, which he stated in his article “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better”. Thompson goes on to talk about how technology changes the way we think, and it keeps us better connected. While I thought Clive made a good point when he talked about how technology can make us smarter, I also feel like Carr had a strong argument and strong research to back him up on why technology is slowly decreasing our ability to concentrate for a long period of time, therefore this essay will focus on these authors claims. In “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better”

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