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    Vox | Ezra Klein | 7/1/20 | 11 min
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    • deephdave
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      4 weeks ago

      Back in 2010, Carr argued that the internet was changing how we thought, and not necessarily for the better. “My brain, I realized, wasn’t just drifting,” he wrote in The Shallows. “It was hungry. It was demanding to be fed the same way the net fed it — and the more it was fed, the hungrier it became.”

      It's necessary to review content consumptions.

      PS: Thanks @manas_saloi

      'The Silicon Valley view of the mind'

    • bartadamley
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      8 months ago

      Love the introduction to Marshall McLuhan's work in this interview, as well as the importance of interviewing Nicholas Carr on this truly fascinating idea... of how technology changes us.

      Presently, we are at an inflection point with the ways in which social media impacts our collective understanding of the world. It is so integral to understand that this phenomenon will soon come about in a new-form, as it always does. We have understood the world based around print media, to radio, to television and now our understanding is built upon the internet.

      My curiosity rests in where it will come from next? Perhaps, VR?

      I think it was quite clear even back then that we were making this big tradeoff between getting lots and lots of information very, very quickly and developing a rich base of knowledge. What was lost was not only the ability to engage in deep reading and attentive thought and contemplation, but also when we come across new information, the ability to bring it into our mind and put it into a broader context. That takes time. That takes attention. That takes focus.

      We ought to get Nicholas Carr on Readup.