Friday, March 19, 2021
How the Internet Makes You Stupid
Nicholas Carr, in front of old-fashioned communications technology
Nicholas Carr--author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains--in a recent conversation with Ralph Nader.
They explore the bad effects of Internet use--especially popular sites such as Facebook, Google, & Instagram--on human learning, reasoning, knowledge retention, and critical thinking.
One bad effect is millions of Americans who are easily manipulated and who remain unaware that they are being manipulated.
The original audio--here edited by K.D.--courtesy of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour (August 8, 2020). ralphnaderradiohour.com . Thanks to Ralph.
The second edition of Carr's The Shallows was published in 2020. The first edition appeared in 2010.