Chapter 4 of blown to bits discusses search engines and how the world views them, as well as how they are defined as successful or not. Search engines are not judged based on the correctness of their information but instead if humans are happy with the results given by the search engine. The authors give an example of the search for the word “spears” the top results were all britney spears and her sisters the few exceptions were some other celebrities. The chapter then goes on to explain that whether the results seem right this is what humanity has decided is right. It then gives a couple more examples one of amazon and one of google.
In the article, Is Google Making us Stupid?, the author, Nicholas Carr, examines the role technology, specifically google, plays in the lives of each individual and how this role is affecting the mind. He begins the article with an allusion of a scene the popular film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. In scene previously mentioned, the supercomputer Hal states that he feels his mind going. The author uses this scene to transition to his own experiences. Carr communicates to the reader that for years he has felt his own mind being “tinkered” with. The article goes on to state that the web is a blessing in that it helps save time and energy. Research, what once took hours and days, has been reduced to a matter of minutes. Carr’ stance is that the web has accomplished its intended job, maybe a little too well. The web has
Author Nicholas Carr poses the question “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” This has set off a debate on the effects the internet is having on our brains. Obviously the internet is here to stay, but is it making us scatterbrained? Are we losing the ability to think deeply? Criticism of the Web most often questions whether we are becoming more superficial and scattered in our thinking. In the July-August 2008 Atlantic magazine, Nicholas Carr published "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google). Like other critics, he sees change as a loss and not as a gain. The benefits of the internet are real and they are plentiful, but Nicholas Carr says they come at a price.
Sergey Brin noted, “Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines, unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.” Nicholas Carr’s essay challenges this assertion. Nicholas Carr believes even though there are multiple search engines, “the faster we surf across the Web-the more links we click and pages we view-the more opportunities Google and other companies gain to collect information about us and to feed us advertisements.” This topic elicits such strong responses because technology is a part of our everyday lives. Technology is only becoming more advanced and will continue to be a source of debate for all who use it.
Consistently there is some new innovative progression advancing into the world trying to make life simpler for individuals. In the article, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?", writer Nicholas Carr clarifies his contemplations on how he trusts the web is risking making individuals loaded with simulated information. Carr starts by clarifying
Taylor Herron Mr. Timbs English 1010-023 11 November 2017 “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Over the years, technology has developed into something that we cannot live without. Society is constantly being dictated and reshaped by the newest technology. In Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, he expounded on the uncomfortable sense that someone, or something was tinkering with his brain. He realized that he’s not thinking the way he used to. Additionally, he explains how our brains aren’t familiar with critical thinking anymore. He also introduces the idea that the Internet is doing more harm to us than good. I believe Carr’s ideas on the negative effects of the Internet are well founded. The validity surrounds us daily.
In this era of big data, number crunching is capable of influencing your action and redirecting your life in unimaginable ways. In this book “Super Crunchers”, economist Ian Ayres illustrates through different examples how the multi-billion dollar companies of today, collect and analyse massive raw data at lightning speed to dig into the subtle aspects of human behaviour and deliver staggering results on how it could impact their business.
Quinn McCully Nick Lakostik English 2367 7/10/16 Title ??? In his essay, “Is Google Making us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr discusses societies dependence to easily accessible information. Since the inception of the internet and search engines, information has been accessible to us instantly. Although instant access to information is a desirable advancement in technology, it comes with questionable consequences. From his own personal experience, Carr explains that since this invention, his brain feels as if it has been tinkered with. Carr explains that his brain does not work the way it used to, that it’s very hard for him to become engrossed in books, articles, or essays. As he continued to try to become engrossed in these readings, he found that his thoughts would wander and he would become restless after just a few
This essay is very convincing to how Google and the Internet in general are changing the framework of our minds. He states that, “My mind isn’t going- so far as I can tell- but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think.” (370) Carr continues to go on about
Nicholas Carr’s 2008 article in The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, argues that the Internet and access to vast amounts of information is corroding the attention spans and thought complexity of the billions of Internet users around the world. As Carr himself puts it, “Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” (Carr) He proposes that having many different sources at once will cause readers to skip around sporadically rather than thoughtfully consume information, and that Google has an agenda to cause this behavior due to their economic interests. Overall, Carr paints a cynical outlook on the prevalence in Google and any societal changes stemming from its use. David Weir’s 2010
The web is a worldwide PC organize giving an assortment of data, permitting individuals the simplicity of gets to and productivity of finding the information they crave, however there are a few disadvantages to the web. In the article "Is Google Making Us Stupid" the writer Nicholas Carr's subject on the web is that the data that is expressed to is so efficient and effective to information that our minds don’t processes as well as retain the knowledge thrown at us. Carr contends that the web is rewiring his cerebrum. The way Carr believes is divergent, making basic considering, breaking down, and revealing verifiable dialect in the content exceptionally troublesome. He fears that the web make us lose the not just the capacity to hold the information
Human Intelligence in the Internet Era Nowadays, if a young adult hears about a new terminology, instead of going to a library and looking it up in an encyclopedia like what his or her parents would do when they were young, he or she will pull out his or her smartphone and “google” it. Thanks to Google and all other commercial Internet companies, we are closer to all kinds of information, both useful and useless knowledge, than any other time in human history. In Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, more than acknowledging the great opportunities which the Internet has brought, Carr brings up his own concern that “the Net is chipping away [his] capacity for concentration and contemplation.” (589) He points out the Net is “tinkering
Some ten to fifteen years ago, people were already experiencing the feeling that the internet may be influencing us in an unhealthy manner. As we have continued on with our progression of technology, it seems that we have become more and more dependent on our newly developed electronics. This is exactly the argument made by Nicholas Carr in his article—which became the cover story of the Atlantic Monthly’s Ideas issue back in 2008—entitled “Is Google Making Us Stupid.” In this article, Carr explains what he has observed of our modern evolution of technology. His main point being that the internet has simply become too easily accessible. What may have taken days to research can now be accomplished in a couple hours at the most. This is dangerous as it develops
Chapter 3 of Blown to Bits is all about sending and receiving information from other computer users online and what can come from it. Computers have IP addresses that servers use to identify individual computers to keep things in order.The server Hierarchy reads the address, then reads the address that you want to send to and forwards it to the address. As helpful as this is, sending information digitally and efficiently, the chapter addresses some problems that can occur, like misreads and sending to a computer with a similar IP address, or someone being able to track the sender/receiver of a message and could be able to find you, etc.
From 1993 to 1996, The United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda was commissioned when a peace treaty signed by the two tribes – The Hutus and Tutsis. Under the supervision of Romeo Dallaire when the peace broke lose. The next few months were “hell” as slain government officials, innocent Tutsis and Hutus laid on the streets in this massive genocide. In “Shattered” by Eric Walters we are introduced to a former soldier from the civil war in Rwanda named Jacques. Jacques was born and raised in the Canadian army as his father and grandfather were soldiers too. He was trained in the Special Ops Unit that he could withstand unarmed combat. Jacques served in Yugoslavia, Haiti, the Middle East twice wearing the blue beret of The United Nation