Editor's Introduction

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

In 2008, Nicholas Carr began a national conversation about technology and contemporary life. His Atlantic article was provocatively titled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and it quickly became the talk of the town. In 2012, he expanded his treatment in a landmark book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (W. W. Norton & Company, 2012). Today, a twofold discussion continues about the issues raised in Carr's work. First, there is an ongoing conversation among neuroscientists and others about the scientific implications of technology: How does our use of technology impact our brains, mental ...

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