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Is google making us stupid

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Is google making us stupid

  1. 1. Is Making Us Stupid? What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Nicholas Carr Mary Baker & Jahasiel Rodriguez
  2. 2. What is The Internet Doing to Our Brains?
  3. 3. The Article • Argues on the point of google making things to easy. • Impairing us from having to read and interpreted things for our selves. • “The human brain is just an outdated computer that needs a faster processor and a bigger hard drive.” (807 Carr) • The internet causes us to get distracted from being able to focus on one thing at a time.
  4. 4. The Author Nicholas Carr (1959-Current) • Writes articles and novels about technology's affect on society and culture , including “Is Google Making us Stupid” and The Shadow. • He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?
  5. 5. The Argument • In Nidhal Guessoum’s Article “Is the internet making us dumber or smarter?” He argues both the pros and cons of the internet. Bringing up some similar points as Carr. • ”We now seem unable, or at least unwilling, to memorize anything — even simple facts about the world — since we can instantly google that information up.” (Guessoum)
  6. 6. Elements of Rhetorical Argument • The author uses ethos when talking about his own experiences and knowledge to provide evidence or justification of his ideas.
  7. 7. Works Cited • Carr, Nicholas. Is Google Making Us Stupid? Boston: Bedford/st.martin, 2012. 800-809. Print. • Guessoum, Nidhal. "Is the Internet Making Us Dumber or Smarter?" Web. 10 Oct. 2014. < making-us-dumber-or-smarter-1.1241754>.