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The human mind is unfocused.

  • Nicholas Carr's thesis it that the internet has interfered with the ablilty for our brains to understand and absorb long pieces (articles, books, blogs) of information (three or more paragraphs). He uses himself and his friends as examples of people who have realized the restrictions they have adapted to due to the easy access of information on the internet.
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I’m Not the Only One:

  • after mentioning his problem to his (literary type) friends, they said they they have the same experiences. They more they use the web, the harder it is for them to stay focused on a long piece of writing.
  • Bruce Friedman, a pathologist from University of Michigan, said that he could no longer read and absorb a long article (more than three or four paragraphs) in both print and on the web. He also stated that books like War and Peace have become too much to absorb. He just skims them.

Finding information is no longer a multiple day task. With the use of Google and the internet, you can find the information you’re looking for in a matter of minutes.

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The net has become a universal medium.

  • Even if it’s not being used for work, it is being used to write emails, listen to podcasts or to watch videos.
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The human brain is almost infinitely malleable.

  • While people think our mental meshwork (the dense connections formed among the 100 billion or so neurons inside our skull) was fixed by adulthood. James Olds, a professor of neuroscience, says otherwise. The adult mind is very ‘plastic.’ “The brain has the ability to reprogram itself on the fly, altering the way it functions.”
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