The Internet's Adverse Effects

1089 WordsJun 20, 20185 Pages
From my perspective, Nicholas Carr’s argument that the internet appears to be decreasing his capacity for concentration and contemplation does apply to my generation’s internet natives. Generation Z, my generation, has an innumerable amount of internet natives who are perfect examples of Carr’s argument against the internet. My generation, who will be the leaders of the world, are losing their mental capacity because of the frequent use of electronics but especially the World Wide Web. Approximately twenty percent of children from ages eight to sixteen have a computer in their bedroom, and fifty four percent have internet access. Unfortunately, Carr’s argument applies to my generation’s web natives because they are engrossed in the web…show more content…
I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle,” regarding to his lack of concentration which is occurring in my generation Also, in “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” web users are skimming. This shows that my generation of internet natives are inept at reading a book, and they skim the writings. Lastly, Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University wrote a book called, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future. He depicted my generation as people who are unable to have enough concentration to read a book. Unfortunately, my generation may end up as the catastrophic generation because of our incapacity to analyze and engage. Lastly, my generation’s brain is being “rewired” due to the constant interaction with cyberspace. “Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory,” Nicholas Carr shares with the world in the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” This is the same dilemma that my generation is facing as well. Neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield, an Oxford University professor, said the internet is playing with children’s minds and pulling them away from the real world. Dr. Aleks Krotoski, a psychologist says, “…the younger generation is being remolded
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