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Does the internet discourage deep thinking?

Does the internet discourage deep thinking?

Parts of the brain that are not used can dissolve away. Nicholas Carr, expert on social, economic, and business implications of technology, asserts that the kind of intensive, repetitive activity people engage in online encourages a culture of short attention spans and easy distraction at the price of deeper and more attentive modes of thought.

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Guest: johno (2569 days ago)
Latest comment: what a boring sod
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Guest: (2569 days ago)
I think he has a point. If you focus your abilities on a narrow set of processes, the brain will not be used to it's full extent. I don't see how technology has a role to play here though as i would see the opposite from people who use technology extensively. It could have more to do with the people themselves rather than the medium they choose to interact with.
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I think he has a point. If you focus your abilities on a narrow set of processes, the brain will not be used to it's full extent. I don't see how technology has a role to play here though as i would see the opposite from people who use technology extensively. It could have more to do with the people themselves rather than the medium they choose to interact with.
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Guest: Samsgimp (2570 days ago)
Wots he on about?...goes on a bit...no lol cats, no epic fails here...i guess...well.... i didn't watch it all of course. Too many long words.....confusing
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Wots he on about?...goes on a bit...no lol cats, no epic fails here...i guess...well.... i didn't watch it all of course. Too many long words.....confusing
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Guest: guest123 (2570 days ago)
Who is the guy? He's stringing conclusions together from studies that have nothing to do with the point he's trying to make. Leave it to the scientist to do their studies and then write a book on the results if you want, but not all this speculative shit...
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Who is the guy? He's stringing conclusions together from studies that have nothing to do with the point he's trying to make. Leave it to the scientist to do their studies and then write a book on the results if you want, but not all this speculative shit...
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Guest: anonileaks (2570 days ago)
This has profound implications for society and.....ooh! look, a shiny thing....
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This has profound implications for society and.....ooh! look, a shiny thing....
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Guest: I (2570 days ago)
Baroness professor Susan Greenfield would agree
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Baroness professor Susan Greenfield would agree
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