The internet has revolutionized the human experience in the 21st century. Our ability to communicate with others, find locations in unfamiliar places, and access information from across the globe has never been easier, and new media like blogs and podcasts have connected voices with audiences in ways that were not possible just a few decades ago. Yet, despite all these incredible benefits, many of us are beginning to sense that all this connectivity is affecting the way we think and interact with one another. How is the internet affecting our brains, and should we be concerned about it? How is the internet different from other media technologies such as print, radio and television? And is google making us stupid? In this episode of the Road to Now, we get the answer from New York Times Best Selling Author Nicholas Carr.
Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture, and is the author of 5 books and numerous articles for major media outlets including The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. For more on Nicholas & his writings, check out his website in the links below.
We would like to thank Susan Myers-Shirk of MTSU’s Department of History for helping us arrange this interview as part of the university’s 2017 Scholars Week.
-Nicholas Carr’s website
-Nicholas Carr on twitter
-Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” The Atlantic, July/August, 2008.