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Old 9th June 2008, 22:28   #1
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Is Google making us stupid? Following a growing body of research within neuroscience, Carr argues that as we use the web "we inevitably begin to take on the qualities of those technologies." This sounds great: Who wouldn't want to have the "recall" capacity of Google? But, as Carr writes: "The Internet promises to have particularly far-reaching effects on cognition....The Internet, an immeasurably powerful computing system, is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies. It's becoming our map and our clock, our printing press and our typewriter, our calculator and our telephone, and our radio and TV. When the Net absorbs a medium, that medium is recreated in the Net's image." In other words, as we "go online" in increasing numbers and to an increasing degree, are we losing our ability to think coherently and deeply, preferring instead to process byte-sized information quickly, regurgitate 140-character "tweets," and skim thought? Is the concern overblown or are we becoming the Web that we created?

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