Writer Nicholas Carr says ‘internet information overload is making us dumb’

I totally believe he has some valid points. Having seen how my younger teenage family members are literally addicted to Facebook and have no aspirations outside of that is a telling story. The fact that kids self esteem are directly related to how many people like their status or photos is something that is going to have repercussions in their adult lives.

via Breitbart

“We take in so much information so quickly that we are in a constant state of cognitive overload,” Carr argued.

“Multitasking erodes cognitive control. We lose our ability to say that this is important, this is unimportant. All we want is new information.”

In contrast, when readers open a printed book, “there’s nothing else going on except words on a page, no distractions. It helps train us to be deep thinkers.”

 

FULL STORY HERE…

One thought on “Writer Nicholas Carr says ‘internet information overload is making us dumb’

Sound Off!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s