Google and Human Brain Essay

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The Internet has created a generation of the most efficient multi-taskers ever born. Many people will have at least four tabs open as a time (Google, Facebook, Youtube, Pandora, Wikipedia, Gmail, etc.). People are constantly jumping from one web page to the next, clicking on links and opening new tabs and browsers. The method through which knowledge is gained has transitioned from deep reading to fast skimming. Every time a web page is opened the viewer is bombarded with information, almost every page has advertisements or links to additional information lining its sides. The Internet has made mountains of information available to almost anyone. It is fast and easy to find information and facts. Essentially the Internet has become the fast…show more content…
In the short time period of six years Google has become one of the most famous and efficient search engines available. As mentioned in Steven Levy, Brad Stone, and Peter Suciu’s article "All Eyes On Google,” “Google [has] very famously become a verb,” and is the only search engine to have done so (Levy, Stone, and Suciu). As Nicholas Carr wrote (and I’m sure all writers, students, and business men and women would agree), “The Web has been a godsend to me as a writer. Research that once required days . . . can now be done in minutes” (Carr 733). In short, Google isn’t going anywhere. In 2013 the “search revenues are [projected to be] under $4 billion. . . (about a billion of that is Google's)” (Levy, Stone, Suciu). Google has become such a powerful source of information that “[i]f you're not indexed by Google, you pretty much don't exist” (Levy, Stone, and Suciu). In short, Google isn’t going anywhere. Human beings naturally seek to save energy by taking the easier option. Google’s entire purpose is to make all of the information in the world available at the click of a button. Google has become too convenient to do without. If the internet and Google are making changes to the way the human brain works than it seems it would be important to do away with the internet and Google in order to preserve the natural functions of the
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