The Shallows

The Shallows How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember

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Synopsis

"The Shallows by Nicholas Carr came out a few years ago, but its arguments on the internet’s impact on our brains, our lives, and our communities are still worthy of reflection, which is something we all could use a little more of in this age." Barack Obama

In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.

Book information

ISBN: 9781848872271
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 612.802854678
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 278g
Height: 72mm
Width: 191mm
Spine width: 21mm