What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.

We interviewed Nicholas Carr, the author of, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” about how the Internet is influencing us, our creativity, our thought processes, our ideas, and how we think.

“The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” by Nicholas Carr

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24 thoughts on “What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains”

  1. What i know for sure is that wireless internet makes me dumber and while i am plugged out i regain my senses

  2. My respect for making such a matter easy to understand for young people. They are a generation at stake here.. not that my (80s) generation isnt, but atleast we experienced sovereign cognitive developement. The current generation does not without battle and most likely social isolation.

    When i explain such subjects i talk about the human condition (experiencing and communicating the direct world around us through our senses) and the transhumanist where people experience existence abstractly, this creates both a disconnect (depression) with the physical self but also enforces the emotion of powerlessness as abstract globalism becomes relevant (following news on the other side of the globe for instance) while your own surrounding dissipates. The only solution to this problem is abstainance or optimally to pull the plug.

    Let me tell you people something, i havent owned a mobile phone since 2001, i am not exagerating. I do not lend mp’s from friends or random passerby’s either. I do not use them and have no interest in them. I predicted the social engineering, the conditioning they would bring. I foresaw it and protected myself from the inevitable psychological harm by not ever getting one but sticking to the natural way of dealing with people, the natural proximity of focus. This has prevented alot of distress. I only still use my pc to inform people about the dangers of the digital world for those that now wonder why i do use the pc. And i will continue to do so untill the internet is obsolete atleast in its imbalanced application. If the internet was reduced to merely a tool of documentation oncemore (read PERSONAL computing instead of the network so blatantly put,.. if the internet ceased) i think the world would return to the pleasant, overseeable, connectable place it used to be with the people on it alot happier. And feeling more useful in everyday buisiness.

  3. Anybody who thinks that instant access to endless information about everything you could possibly want to know is actually hurting our thinking, is a silly charlatan. The internet frees you from ignorance. When people claim that spending a lot of time online, even several hours, is somehow equivalent to never having free time to absorb that information or and understand it in a productive way, I think they are using overinflated hyperboles to fearmonger. It makes me question their motives.

  4. Here’s what I have come to realize; People like Mr. Carr have too much fear of progress, and they don’t have enough fear of the horrors that already exist. Do these dystopian writers know how just how painful it is to starve ? Do they know how bad it is to sleep just one night in the freezing cold on the side of the road because you can’t afford a place to live ? Do they think about just how much it sucks to work your ass off doing hard labor for decades, and not even get financial security it of it ? I don’t think so. Because those are the biggest problems in the modern world, not some sort of theoretical Orwellian state where everyone is a zombie that doesn’t think for themselves (even though religion and tradition have already accomplished that in part) because an admittedly hyperbolic warning against conformity somehow turns out to be a perfect prediction of human nature ?

  5. the world was good place before the internet. now is ugly. I can’t wait for ww3 to start. and we go back to been human again

  6. If internet is bad to your brain why do you upload this video ON the internet? You are on the internet while you are uploading the video, right? 😀

  7. What does learning matter if all of the information in the world is just a Google search away? #duh

  8. wave cable said ve are using to much internet !!! ”how is that possible” ”too much”????

  9. I just pulled out my bike so I will be riding every morning and not surfing the net….good video makes sense!

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