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The new electronic world in which we are living in is where everyone can gain access to every type of information at the click of a mouse. No need to go to the library and spend hours reading through every reference cited. General topic teachers are becoming less useful, only specialist teachers in the future will probably survive this brave new world.

  • Is this constant exposure to electronic stimuli good for us?
  • Are we able to use all this information?
  • Are we swapping deep understanding for shallow distractions?

These thoughts are answered in Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows.

Nicholas Carr believes that the internet is having a huge impact on our behavior. The constant exposure to fast data and the new “multitasking” culture may be changing the way our brains are wired. This alteration is because of the inherent ability of the brain to rewire its connections based on different … Read More