mjasay writes "Is Google making us stupid? Following a growing body of research within neuroscience, Carr argues that as we use the web "we inevitably begin to take on the qualities of those technologies." This sounds great: Who wouldn't want to have the "recall" capacity of Google? But, as Carr writes: "The Internet promises to have particularly far-reaching effects on cognition....The Internet, an immeasurably powerful computing system, is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies.[...]

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