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By Nicholas Carr

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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize mostly Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate

“Is Google making us stupid?” while Nicholas Carr posed that query, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly hide tale, he tapped right into a good of tension approximately how the net is altering us. He additionally crystallized essentially the most very important debates of our time: As we benefit from the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our skill to learn and imagine deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the main compelling exploration of the Internet’s highbrow and cultural outcomes but released. As he describes how human notion has been formed during the centuries by means of “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a desirable account of modern discoveries in neuroscience by way of such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historic and clinical proof unearths, swap in line with our stories. The applied sciences we use to discover, shop, and proportion details can actually reroute our neural pathways.

construction at the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a resounding case that each details expertise incorporates an highbrow ethic—a set of assumptions in regards to the nature of information and intelligence. He explains how the broadcast booklet served to concentration our cognizance, selling deep and inventive inspiration. In stark distinction, the web encourages the fast, distracted sampling of small bits of data from many assets. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of velocity and potency, of optimized construction and consumption—and now the internet is remaking us in its personal photo. we're turning into ever more proficient at scanning and browsing, yet what we're wasting is our skill for focus, contemplation, and mirrored image.

half highbrow background, half well known technology, and half cultural feedback, The Shallows glints with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne considering the thunderous strategy of a steam locomotive—even because it plumbs profound questions about the country of our glossy psyche. it is a e-book that may perpetually regulate the way in which we predict approximately media and our minds.

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