Are we losing our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection because of the Net? Are we compromising our ability to read and think deeply? What about creative thought?
Nicholas Carr is an writer who has published in the areas of technology, business, and culture. In his June, 2010 release, The Shallows – What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Carr is saying that the Internet is changing us. The Net is remaking us in its own image.
We scan. We skim. We are encouraged to sample small bits of information from many different sources, all in a rapid and distracted way.