Nicholas Carr, bestselling author who writes on the social, economic, and business implications of technology, discusses his new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Carr posits that the internet is changing not only they way we consume information but also the biological and neurological workings of our brains. He addresses the internet’s effect on attention span and the ability to think deeply, neuroplasticity, multitasking, reading books v. snippets, Google, commonplaces, and much more.
- “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic
- The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Carr
- “Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain”, Salon.com on The Shallows
- Review of The Shallows from Financial Times
- Rough Type, Carr’s blog