• Taurus Books

    March 12, 2020

    Posted in: General

    It is hard, in effect, not finish completely seduced by so many compliments and congratulations that are made to the Internet, to which is attributed without any doubt that will provide solutions to virtually everything, we will make life more easy and happy and, so, it will increase our productivity. Well, we here have a book that in a reasoned and entertaining doubts and questions so much happiness, and alert against phenomena that may be occurring in our minds against a massive and indiscriminate use of Internet. Superficial. What is doing Internet with our minds is a book by Nicholas Carr, who was a finalist for the Pulitzer in United States Prize and who is publishing a book on the Internet or in early 2011 in Spain by the Taurus editorial. The book begins with a personal reflection of the author, in reference to how he began to notice that his mind was changing in the sense of Note a loss of concentration and a greater difficulty to read long texts in a leisurely and thoughtful way. (A valuable related resource: Google). (By the way; who writes this, acquired the book in April, 2011.) He browsed it, seemed well, but perhaps with the same problem as Nicholas Carr after several attempts to quit and was seven months later when, not without effort, he finished reading it).

    Reflection and inquiry about the why happened you this phenomenon and the role of the Internet in this, constitute the origin of the books on the Internet. It must be said that the author is not a retrograde technology but what it is, rather, a lover of new technologies with an experience recognized in United States as a journalist and essayist in this field. His thesis is that the use of the Internet is producing profound changes in the functioning of our brain: promoting, on the one hand, certain types of brain connections or creating new ones, and, on the other hand, aborting connections or making decrease the effectiveness of many of the existing. Is based, for This, in two major arguments that describes and illustrates with thoroughness and profusion of details at the beginning of the free books on the Internet.

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