ies of knowledge previously learned.people with very high I.Q.s may think so (from whence such comments may come), they missed to consider the fact that a person with the highest I.Q. still cannot match the speed by which a computer makes calculations and even decisions on the most complex matters.
In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, quoted by Carr in this essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” Dr. David Bowman’s and Dr. Frank Pooles mission aboard the American spaceship Discovery One bound for Jupiter experienced trouble with their supercomputer HAL (acronym for Heuristic Algorithm). After surviving several attempts to shut him out of the spaceship, Bowman coldly disconnected HAL’s circuits after it nearly sent him to a deep-space death after a malfunction. Whatever human qualities it has subsumed, machines are still made by men. Bowman’s attachment to this machine was a product of a science which allowed the machine to possess a seeming human quality. If man does succeed to make a replica of himself and enhance this subsumation to make the machine assume fine human qualities, there exists an ethical issue. If that machine, as most people and Carr fear, dominates over man, there is a question where to set the limits of man’s reliance on artificial intelligence must end. In the end, that machine still has no soul. It is still a machine, unless you can manufacture soul and add it to that contraption.
The author’s personal experience using Google, with so many features on the fly, was enjoyable saved for unavoidable ungrammatical chat language (jejemon). It has shaped language so that it is deliverable in short quips as in telegrams cutting across language barriers, with its ultimate aim, among other things that the information technology may bring. Like Nicholas Carr said in his essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” internet is changing the process of thinking by “chipping away my capacity for concentration and