Technology promises to make us better multitaskers texting while driving is not only stupid, but potentially deadly | corbis images although attributing any changes in the brain to one device or another can be difficult to prove, sometimes the combination of two or more technologies can have. I believe technology is in fact hurting us in some categories, but ultimately i believe that it is ultimately helping us grow as people and improving society as a in the article is google making us stupid, carr declared that the internet change the way people think (carr 500) he also wrote that the internet. Twitter and facebook may be making us stupid by making it hard for people think for themselves instead of finding answers on our own, we are more likely to assume there will always be someone else with the right answer and we will rely on others' opinions. A provocative question — is google making us stupid — in a widely-read 2008 atlantic magazine article, we've been arguing about whether the new generation of digital devices is leading us to become smarter, or stupider, than we were before so does technology make us stupid, or smart.
We love our technology it makes life easier and helps us work smarter, right um, durr, uhh, actually, they really, really don't your technology use is making you stupid—here's how elizabeth mannehoct 13. Nicholas carrs article, is google making us stupid makes points that i agree with, although i find his sources to be questionable nicholas carr is the author of books concerning technology and culture one of his most recent bestsellers regarding the topic is his work titled what the internet is. While the internet gives us access to more information than before, paradoxically, we are becoming dimmer and more superficial as a people in the book, the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains, which was a finalist for the pulitzer prize, nicholas carr makes the case that technology.
Is google making us stupid what the internet is doing to our brains (alternatively is google making us stoopid) is a magazine article by technology writer nicholas g carr. Technology is making me stupid i don't know how to get anywhere without a gps and i've forgotten how to spell pretty much every word curse my phone. Technology itself doesn't make them stupid: they use it for stupid goals: posting food in instagram, selfie-making and uniting in 'flat-earth-believers' groups on facebook because we live in social network era, where anybody's life is on public, we see stupidity more often.
That got us thinking how exactly is technology messing up our brains 1 tech is screwing up your sleep technology's tendency to butt into whatever else you're doing makes it more difficult to form new memories as nicholas carr explains in the shallows, memory comes in two types: transient. Is the internet making us stupid i type press enter almost instantly, a raft of answers and articles on screen it's an unsettling feeling that my first he agrees with carr that technology is making us shallower thinkers, multi-tasking, unable to digest speeches, even songs, perpetually flicking. Is the internet making us stupid that's the question researchers from wellington's victoria university asked in a study on people's reading behaviour the data in is google making us stupid the impact of the internet on reading behaviour suggests people still read in a linear, print-based fashion. Since the amount of technology that we use making us stupid everyday, we also forget how to communicate with other properly the loss of face-to-face communication has a negative affect on our intelligence too if we completely stop having a real conversation with another person we would not be.
Innumeracy of some degree has always been with us, but i think that because of the availability of calculators it is much worse than ever before calculators are enormously useful as well as convenient for many things but we now use them for simple calculations we used to do in our heads. The key to making us concentrate, mr carr suggests, is perhaps to make tasks difficult - a theory which flies in the face of software designers the world digital planet is the weekly technology programme broadcast from the bbc world service it is broadcast on tuesday at 1232gmt and repeated at. But in reality that makes us miserable we think we'll be happier and more fulfilled if we don't have anything to do, but it are we destined to invent technology that will ultimately kill us i'd resist that idea the way i end the glass cage, i look at technology that deepens our relationship with the world. Why new technologies always make us stupid the classic treatment of the making us stupid trope was nicholas carr's 2008 atlantic cover story, is google is making us stupid carr examined a lot of brain research and technology history pointing to a loss of attention span.
Stupidity through google google can make us stupid by us just searching for the answer directly instead of going out and reading a book or exploring to google is definitely affecting us and making us stupid children now a days don't even know how to look things up without hoping on google and. Dr kirsty goodwin explains how overuse of technology is causing 'digital dementia' meaning our kids can't remember basic maths.
Ogden — it gets us where we're going, tells us how to get there, entertains us on our way and, at times, lets us stay put in the first place it connects us, instantly, with friends and family across the globe it heats our homes, washes our clothes and keeps our lawns green. We are how we read wolf worries that the style of reading promoted by the net, a style that puts efficiency and immediacy above all else, may be as we use what the sociologist daniel bell has called our intellectual technologies—the tools that extend our mental rather than our physical. Social media platforms contrarian computer scientist jaron lanier writes, if you observe humans using computer programs that are designated to be smart, you will see them make themselves stupid in order to make the programs work (1000 words on why i don't believe in machine consciousness.
It has given us instant access to vast amounts of information, and we're able to stay in touch with friends and colleagues more or less continuously but our dependence on the internet has a dark side a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the net, with its constant distractions and. We used to have to dig for specific information and often couldn't avoid pesky things like context while doing it but now we live in the google age, where we have the benefit of accessing brief, decontextualized factoids that do not really enhance our understanding of anything. However, new technologies have made our life easier, and have made it possible to access amounts of information like never before it would seem like there are those who insist on flogging the line that the internet is making us somewhat dumber.