Say, Mean, Matter

Distractions and Multitasking


"Google is Making Us Stupid" by Nicholas Carr basically talking how the internet is a contradiction. Google is suppose to help enhance our life with helpful information. On the contrary, studies show that, "With its constant distractions and interruptions, is turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers." Life is becoming more efficient although our brains ability to critically think is paying the price.


The research collected by Nicolas Carr in this paper backs up a lot of his premises. I find these premises to be true due to the fact that when people are too focused.


  • What makes this information so valid? Is this really real?


  • What makes you think that the internet is making us dumb and not smart?
  • Wouldn't it make us smarter by taking in all information all at once rather than one at a time?


The possible outcome is that our attention span slowly and slowly decreases to the point were we will be incapable of doing even the most minor task because we will be to fixated on having technology do it for us.