Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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Analysis essay for “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Among the era of rapid development of science and technology, information technology, which is internet influences our lives, studies, and communications and works in every moment. We could use the internet to look for the required knowledge and help anytime we needed. In his essay "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"Nicholas Carr uses his personal experience and research results to illustrate the impact internet create on its user. Although the title of the statement mentions the influence created by the searching engine, Google, the article also has describes some subtle changes that have happened on human brain and body during the progress of the technology. As a web writer, the author is…show more content…
His essay is a predominantly convincing essay, in that he attempts to explain why Google is creating an attention-deficit society. He develops the argument through mainly focusing on the logical appeal of the reader although he also delves into the emotional appeal of the reader through beginning his article with a section of 2001:A Space Odyssey where HAL 9000 cries out mimicking Carr’s own feelings on the internet’s effect on his mind, “Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?” (Carr, 1). This section is the initial pointer into his argument that the internet is corrupting people’s minds. He further explores how the Google affects the mind creating an attention deficit through diving into a collection of facts, studies, and historical examples to prove that each new technology, especially the internet, changes the way people think. For instance, Carr’s references Nietzsche and his typewriter, by stating that Nietzsche bought a typewriter which had a ‘subtler’ effect on his work. One if his friends noticed that his writing style had changed and he (Nietzsche) replies that ‘our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts”. (Carr, 10). This short statement provides support to Carr’s claim that the internet can change the way we think. Carr also uses historical occurrences to appeal to logos. For instance, he

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