Nicholas Carr explains how the internet has affected people’s creativity in thinking. Laziness has cropped up in the sense that when one wants to get the context of something he or she never takes time to go through it or even think of it critically to get possible solutions instead one runs to the Google net and searches for answers and that’s all. Nicholas Carr has raised many arguments about the matter and correspondently given up justification to all his arguments through many research done by several groups of people.
Carr relates our mind minds with that of the supercomputer Hal being destroyed when the Hal starts to say that he feels his brain is removed as each wire is being disconnected because he sees no difference in us with him in the view that our minds seem to be rewashed and made new every day because we get to believe that the Google is everything and not only that but a perfect place to get our answers from. We never take time to scrutinize something or even indulge our time and minds in it. We have traded and given up all our intelligence to the Google network. We easily surrender things not because they are hard, but it’s because Google has made us see everything as complicated and that they are unable to be done by us if not the Google itself.
In his phrase ”once I was a scuba jet driver in a sea of words, “and “now I zip along the surface like a guy on a jet ski.” Nicholas Carr refers to one’s incapability of writing eloquently as before the emergence of the online stuff. Even though the internet provides us with a lot of valuable information where we are expected to improve our ability to be confined with a lot of current and detailed information about something, it is the opposite of so. Instead, it has made us get very little from it because it is justified to say that the more we spend time online, the less we get reading about something or different articles. What a menace has Google brought to us!
In the other way, technology has been of great benefit to us because it has provided us with a lot of reading resources including even the online library. But now here comes the problem, and we are the problem where yes we get the books online, or even an article looks for the information we want theirs through titles or subtitles. But after getting all that we never take time to read and evaluate it critically, or even understand the context being talked about instead we skim through the outer face of the whole book, and we conclude that we have read and understood.
Hyperlinks are also another problem that contributes to our laziness in comprehending the already got text because they make us go from one sight to another in search of more information. We will be thinking that that’s the best way to go the truth in that we are getting our brains washed away and the statement of Google is making us stupid will be actualized.
In conclusion Personal discipline plays a vital role in how we use the internet. It’s us who choose to use the internet in a particular way. Despite the numerous ways in which the internet destroys our concentration, our attention, and our critical thinking, we can successfully overcome them. Nicholas Carr is right in his arguments that technology is enslaving us but it more of truth that it’s us who choose to either use technology or not