Google Damages User’s Brains #google
World’s dominant internet search engine Google is damaging the brains of its users by providing them with too much assistance in solving problems, an author claims.
Nicholas Carr writes in his latest book “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” that Google is actually erasing the need to use brains by making information readily available and easy to find.
In the book, the author says Google actually diminishes our intellectual capacity by not allowing us to use our brains. He adds that the easy accessibility of information through Internet is having adverse impact on our ability to concentrate and contemplate.
Commenting on the issue, Mr. Carr states, “When you think about how we’re coming to depend on software for all sorts of intellectual chores, for finding information, for socialising – you need to start worrying that it’s not giving us, as individuals, enough room to act for ourselves.”
The author argues that Google has a narrow view of the way we should be using our mind. In addition, he criticizes GPS, claiming that soaring dependence on sat-nav systems/applications will finally mess with people’s 3D spatial visualization senses.
According to Nicholas Carr, search engines should be made more complicated to use so that they could offer more mental workout for regular users.