In the online article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by Nicholas Carr, Carr expresses his skepticism and concerns for online reading. Carr argues that internet reading is changing how our neural circuits are formed, by transitioning us from in-depth literary reading to shallow, short, and brisk reading. Carr believes that this shift in reading should be viewed with skepticism and possible change. Shirky, on the other hand, is optimistic. Shirky believes that the internet and particularly internet reading are valuable tools for us and shouldn't be looked at in such a skeptical manner. Shirky himself states that "Given this change, the question we need to be asking isn’t whether there is sacrifice; sacrifice is inevitable with serious change. The question we need to be asking is whether the sacrifice is worth it or, more importantly, what we can do to help make the sacrifice worth it." So, my question, as well as Shirky's, is it worth it? If the internet is really changing the way our neural circuits are formed and possibly inhibiting how we can think in-depth, as well as contemplate and reflect, is this something we should be concerned about? Is this a necessary or wanted sacrifice? What are some of the positives consequences if the internet really is changing how our neural circuits are formed? Similarly, what are some of the negative consequences to such a change?