Reading Response ??? - Nicholas Carr’s main point was...

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Nicholas Carr’s main point was that the Internet, just like many other technological advancements throughout history, is rewiring our brains. In his perspective, this isn’t a good thing. His essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, requires some deep thinking and a decent chunk of time. This is a little ironic because one of the author’s points was that when the internet rewires our brains, it makes it a lot harder to focus and read long articles, stories, or books. Carr spoke from personal experience and after reading his lengthy essay, I can now speak from experience too. It was a really interesting article, enriched with many sources and examples, but I fell asleep while reading it. I’m not saying it as some sort of expression; I actually dozed off. I used to be able to sit on the top bunk of my bed and read chapter books for hours straight and
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Unformatted text preview: now I can’t do it for a mere thirty minutes without fidgeting, getting distracted, or falling asleep. Clive Thompson’s had a different opinion in his essay. He believes that “technology is changing our minds for the better”. Unlike Carr, who thinks that all of this new technology is making us dumber, Thompson beliefs are flipped. He thinks that technology is helping the originally dumb humans. His essay is based on studies of people working together vs. alone to remember certain information or details of past events. I didn’t like his essay. I believe that humans were originally very intelligent creatures, but technology has allowed us to cut corners and cheat life for so long that it’s a norm for people to be dumb....
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