Nicholas Carr (6/23/10)

What’s the Internet Doing to Our Brains?

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows

In conversation with Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski." Carr uses this allegory in his Atlantic Monthly cover story "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and makes the case that the Internet has diminished our ability to think deeply. Carr, an outspoken anti-Wikipedia activist, will share his theory on the Internet as the culprit against civilization’s progress. Are our brains re-routed? What is the cost of information efficiency? Join us as this best-selling author presents his perspective on the side effects of the World Wide Web.

Original video:

Tagged with news & politics

Also huffduffed as…

  1. Nicholas Carr (6/23/10)

    —Huffduffed by robgiampietro on

Possibly related…