In 2000 the number of internet users in the world was roughly 738 million. In 2015, that number has increased to 3 billion people who use the internet on a daily basis, and is only growing larger (Davidson). With the increase of users, there are many negative things that a person can come across like pornogrophy, scams and viruses, access to personal information, and cyber bullying, but the use of the internet can make people smarter and their lives easier in many ways. When scrolling through different funny cat videos, various hand-eye coordination motor skills are being learned while using the mouse. It can also improve social skills in teens, help children become better learners, make society healthier, and improve cognition in humans. The internet makes our lives easier with a click of a button and can improve physical, as well as mental attributes. While the internet has its downsides, the motor skills gained, the practice of communication, the knowledge gained about health, and the improved cognition have a greater upside.
There have been many tests done to try and prove that surfing the internet can improve many motor skills. In John Bohannon’s article, he claims that the average computer user, “makes more than 1000 mouse clicks per day” and people do it so much they “don’t even think about this amazing dexterity.” To prove that perusing online can actually improve motor skills, Bohannon set up an experiment with Konrad Kording, a psychologist at a rehabilitation
The internet is an excellent place to explore our mind and put our thoughts together; however, it also has a negative effect to our brains, and the more we use it the more it decrease our intelligence. In this essay “Does the Internet Make You Smarter or Dumber?” by Nicholas Carr, he argues about the immoral side of the internet. According to Carr, “When we’re constantly distracted and interrupted, as we tend to be online, our brains are unable to forge the strong and expansive neural connections that give depth and distinctiveness to our thinking” (22). Carr’s pint of view about the internet is that it does not make us smarter in any way; if anything it make us dense and slow. Scientific study have shown that most people who stayed on the internet quit a lot are more likely to damage their brains mentally. According to Carr, the internet is also a place to waste our time. Carr backed up his arguments with studies from scientists, researches and even books. In these essay, Carr’s appeals to logic and understanding is the strongest; whereas his appeals to ethos and his appeals to pathos are finite.
Many people would say the Internet is the best and most important invention in today’s society. Billions of people depend on the Internet to stay social, keep up with current events, for research, and simply for looking up random pictures and videos when they are bored. However, one has to wonder if using the Internet on a daily basis can change how someone thinks and acts. As I was trying to read an article on Buzzfeed.com, I found it hard to concentrate and understand
In “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr (2008), the author talks about how the internet affects our life in many ways. He states his argument, “And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation” (4). People associate with the internet everyday as a daily habit, but they do not know that it is slowly changing their life in some ways such as our reading behavior, attention and an actual knowledge people have.
In today's era, we depend a lot on technology and the internet. For daily things such as school, work, communication, and so much more. There is controversy between eras due to if the internet is a positive or negative contribution. In the book, The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains, by Nicholas Carr, it speaks about how the internet is changing a huge aspect of our lives. From our thought process to our attention span.
In recent years, advances in technology have exploded. Almost every child has a tablet, middle schools are giving students laptops, and nearly every adult on the planet can be seen walking around with a smartphone. The internet is a huge part of today’s society. Information from all over the globe is just a few clicks away, but could that be a bad thing? Nicholas Carr thinks that the internet is making society stupid in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” Steven Johnson says that the internet is a great thing in his essay “Everything Bad is Good for Us,” and Christine Rosen seems to think that everything digital is evil in her work “People on the Screen.” When used correctly, the internet has an overwhelmingly positive effect on the growth of the human brain. Technology provides people with more opportunities to read, a way for children to be stimulated, and simpler communication.
There has been a ton of turmoil about the internet. A controversial issue on whether the internet is more helpful or hurtful to the human brain. On one hand, Nicholas Carr argues that technology may be weakening human abilities for deeper reading, an old fashion type of learning. Carr believes that relying on computers will cause humans intelligent to decline. On the other end, there’s Clive Thompson. Thompson presents computers as a digital tool that assists people in their everyday life. Providing phenomenal external memory, social connections, and endless availability of resources. Both, Carr and Thompson, believe that the internet can act as a tool that shapes the way humans think. Which brings us to the dilemma, is the internet a technological apocalypse or a promising utopia?
Most of the time when I am on the internet I am watching movies, watching music’s videos, tutorial, or making researches for my school’s homework. Sometimes I think that the Internet helps us with many
The internet is changing our brain for the worse. While we get to communicate with each other better and have a lot of information at our fingertips, we lose many important things as well. We are quick to congratulate the success of Google and Apple that we miss the real danger. Nicholas Carr shows us how we aren't seeing the real danger of the internet and he tells us what we are sacrificing for the internet. He explains to us how the internet is making us easily distracted, removes our ability to think linearly, and weakens our capability to learn.
At a glance, the internet is one of the best invention ever made by mankind. One of the most important concept the internet had given to us is the power to convert ourselves from a consumer to a participation. In other words, the internet actually gave us a chance to express our opinions, whereas we can only consume when it comes to traditional television. Believe it or not, the internet saves us a huge amount of time in our everyday life. Since the internet is packed with useful informations and with just some simple clicks, students can do their homework or research on anything in the comfort of their room. Compare to the 1950s, whereas if you were to do a research on a certain subject, skimming through thick books in the library was
In the article "Does the Internet Make You Dumber?", Carr (2010) shows the drawbacks of the Internet. He states that people depend on the Internet. A long-term influence of the Internet can change continually the structure of the human brain. Carr explains that the Internet distracts or interrupts people‘s attention and may lead them to think shallowly. His purpose is to warn people to control themselves when using technology.
We are living in the time that three-year old boys play tablets, seventy-year old women use laptops, teenagers and adults cannot keep their hands off mobile phones. The sadly truth is, technologies were and are being used widely, and along with it, the internet became an important part in our daily lives. Too much of anything is bad. Too much of utilizing the internet is not good, too. Having recognized this issue, Nicholas Carr wrote an article “Does the Internet Make You Dumber?” to forewarn the users of adverse threats of the internet on human’s brains: obtuseness, distraction and short-term memory. He provides ample studies and comparative experiments to prove these negative impacts. For people who spend much time on working with the internet,
What effect does modern digital technology have on individuals who rely on it heavily in their everyday lives? Innovations such as video games, internet search engines, and online databases receive great praise as well as great criticism depending on who answers this question. Nicholas Carr and Steven Johnson have both written pieces stating their opinions on technology’s effect on the human brain. Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” explains how accessing information quickly and easily through search engines like Google negatively alters the way people seek and read information and think. Johnson’s book “Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter” covers the positive attributes of digital technology, video games in particular. He explains how video games are intellectually stimulating and help develop complex skills. Digital technology has interesting effects on the different processes of our mind.
The internet can greatly assist a person, but can cause more damage than help. Ninety-Five percent of teens use the internet in America, today. The internet causes loss of sleep, dangerous communication with strangers, viruses, bugs, inappropriate content for minors, cyberbullying, and much more.
The Internet is a technology that has negative impacts on our daily lives. It has changed aspects of our life for the last 50 years, and it has demonstrated the considerable influence on people’s lives. Almost 3.2 billion people in the world use the internet. The Internet has gained acceptance across the globe, and it has also become a reason behind the critical changes in the modern society. Some of the changes are social isolation, health disorder, lack of privacy and internet addiction.
In today’s world Internet has become one of the most important mediums of communication. It has become the lifeline of our survival. It has removed the entire social, economic and physical barrier and has immense effect on our day to day activity.