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Shock Doctrine Essay

756 words - 4 pages

Mac Yerks
Katie Javers
English 201
2/18/14
Is Google Affecting Us?
Picture yourself on the couch at home browsing the internet for information you need for your English paper. You probably would be in the library right now but due to a hazardous snow storm that kept you in side you have no book materials for your paper. You start scavenging the internet for information you need. Bouncing from one hyperlink to the other on what you might find easy, convenient information. You find yourself skimming through the readings you find and having to re-read what you read to fully understand what it is that you read. Why is that? Well, Nicholas Carr in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” ...view middle of the document...


What Carr is trying to warn or try to get his point across is that we as readers and thinkers are not going into depth with our thinking. This metaphor he uses connects to use in the future if we are currently thin in our thinking how much thinner can we get in our thinking?
Carr also states in his article, “My mind now expects to take information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a jet ski.”
Carr is skeptical that his mind now expects to get the information the way that the Net gives it to him because that’s not being a critical thinker. If you are only seeing the side of the Net and only taking the information the way it gives you then you only see one side of it and not taking in consideration of the different perspectives. He also relates this metaphor to the “pancake people” metaphor, he was once a scuba diver in a sea of words but because the internet has affected the way...

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