The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr
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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Author: Nicholas Carr

Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia

Unabridged: 10 hr 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 06/07/2010

Genre: History

Synopsis

The bestselling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technologys effect on the mind.

Is Google making us stupid? When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internets bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internets intellectual and cultural consequences. Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

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