What I have written is just a corner of the future described there. That is the way it works. That happened to Nietzsche in the late nineteenth century. The Internet lights up the same section of the brain as does cocaine. Can the majority of us survive without complex and nuanced thought?
Not as much as now though.
There is actually a tiny physical growth that must happen. According to Carr, the internet is to blame for reading becoming so much harder these days.
But, as he says, these criticisms turned out to be incorrect. Nice for them, not so nice for the surfer. If I had instituted a computer search what algorithm would have found her an appropriate match? In this case, the thing we need to be aware of is that the delivery mechanism, i.
Rutabagas have lost their interest.
Will this passive instrument skidding from meaningless bit to another meaningless bit see itself suddenly as an agent? I am dubious about this. A flagrant example was his discussion of the way writing conventions changed during the Middle Ages, which he returned to more than once.
Share via Email Nicholas Carr argues that the internet is rewiring our brains in its image. However the advantage of the human memory is that it coughs up stored information when you need it but do not know you need it.
So people skim hypertext, and retain less of the content. I think I will have to change my work habits in this direction, and make sure that things stay switched off a large part of the time.
Makes what may be happening to my grandchildren a little less cute and a little less funny. The latest neuroscience says that our grey matter is malleable and plastic.
Not enough slippy and slidey. A sign of the times is that people who used to write books no longer can read them. It seems to me that the analogy with writing is a good one. These changes can be seen with instruments and their results observed in human behavior.The Shallows, What the Internet is doing to our brains,Nicholas Carr The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, published in the United Kingdom as The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember, is a book by /5.
Jun 23, · Book Review: 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr — 'Has The Internet Rewired Your Brain?' Nicholas Carr asks us to look up from our laptops. Read this book: you'll learn lots of interesting stuff, lots of thought-provoking theories about the brain, about Google.
And if you finish it, you'll have a satisfying sense of having, at an individual level, disproved its thesis. Or buy it, knife out all the pages, bin a few, shuffle the rest and begin to digest. Read The Shallows yourself. What I have written is just a corner of the future described there.
See if it scares you!
And if it does, see who else you can scare with it. Hope they have enough of an attention span left to read the book. (A sign of the times is that people who used to write books no longer can read them. Not enough slippy and slidey. Jun 06, · A version of this review appears in print on June 6,on Page BR22 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Our Cluttered Minds.
Today's Paper |. 1 day ago · “The Shallows” is a fascinating and thought-provoking look at human thought in a rapidly changing age. This book explores the history of information and how we process it, giving us a look.Download