Nicholas Carr's work "Is Google Making Us Stupid" is an interesting take on the way the internet is affecting our lives. Carr argues that he, as well as other people, are starting to think differently than did in the past due to the simplicity of the Internet. He says that reading in the past was always easy for him and he could do it continuously. However, after years of using the internet it has become much more difficult. One of his reasons behind this is that his mind expects information to be easy to receive and easy to process just like how it is presented on the internet. Some of his friends share his perspective as well. They said that it is hard for them to stay focused on a long article without being distracted.
This article really hits home with me. It was hard for me to get through the entire article without checking my phone or computer. In fact, while I have been writing this blog I have checked up on ESPN, which is another tab I have open. This really leads me to believe that the internet has changed the way we think. Like Carr, I used to be able to read all day. I used to love it. Now I can't even read a book for more than an hour without getting bored. The only aspect I don't agree with in this article is the title. I personally don't think Google or the Internet is making us more stupid. It is just making us more impatient. If anything the Internet is making us smarter. We are exposed to more information than ever before which could be good or bad depending on the content.