The belief that everything can be assigned a factor of a number which can then be placed as part of a complex polynomial equation has dispelled doubts about and made a reality of the use of artificial intelligence (AI), its extension and enhancements. That Kubrick’s dark…
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 ...
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This was the era of the great philosophers like Socrates and Plato, whose knowledge was verbally passed unto each new generation in order to keep it alive. In the process, it turned knowledge into a living thing because the information that was passed on contained improvements upon the original thought based upon the learning of the people of that era.
The internet has become one of the most pervasive technologies used and enjoyed by almost all people in the planet. It is also a media upon which various technologies, including search engines and social networking sites are being borne and developed. Google is one of these technologies.
The paper critically analyses Carr’s understanding and interprets that it is Carr’s milder form of fear of new things and ideas (called neophobia or cainotophobia) rather than a genuine threat and its negative aspects are not beyond human control. The internet is a booming technology and contributions to its efficient solutions are not hidden from Carr himself.
It continuously strives to update its technology to create an ‘ultimate search engine that is as smart as people or smarter’ (Carr, 2002). But in its race to conquer human mind, Google is making users stupid. Google is making us stupid primarily for three reasons.
Published in the edition of July/August 2008, “Is Google making us stupid” by Nicholas Carr was the cover story of The Atlantic magazine pointing out the exceedingly grave effects on cognition from the use of the internet. The main focus of the article is on the harmful effects of the internet on a person’s cognition which reduces the capability to concentrate, ponder, and contemplate.
In this age, and time information has become monumental in quantity. In fact, one can find out answers to anything ranging from, the best way to format a hard drive to the best method of committing suicide. The title of s article is Google making us stupid poses a pertinent and decidedly relevant question.
Carr is right when he argues that the Internet and social networking sites have changed the way people think. This is because having access to information faster through the use of the Internet has contributed to significant changes. For instance, many students nowadays use Internet for carrying out research studies.
In business for instance, information technology has seen a tremendous decrease in production costs and universal collaborations and partnerships. In communication, information transfer speed has become instantaneous while talking is done from anywhere. However,