The Human Mind in an ‘Ecosystem of Interruption Technologies’

Carr follows up his much-cited Atlantic cover story “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” with this extended exploration of the neurological, sociological and cultural consequences of online reading and other Net behaviours.  Given that he cites plenty of research findings in an attempt to make his thesis more credible, it’s surprising he doesn’t devote more time exploring how machine intelligence could possibly acquire more human characteristics, just as he opines that human intelligence is “flatten[ing] into artificial intelligence”.

And as if lending personal credence to Carr’s theory, this is Version 2 of this entry; the original got lost because of a timed-out scenario. And yes, it was so much better written than this one 😦


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