Nicholas Carr, bestselling author who writes on the social, economic, and business implications of technology, discusses his new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Carr posits that the internet is changing not only they way we consume information but also the biological and neurological workings of our brains. He addresses the internet’s effect on attention span and the ability to think deeply, neuroplasticity, multitasking, reading books v. snippets, Google, commonplaces, and much more.
- “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic
- The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Carr
- “Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain”, Salon.com on The Shallows
- Review of The Shallows from Financial Times
- Rough Type, Carr’s blog
Do check out the interview, and consider subscribing to the show on iTunes. Past guests have included Gina Trapani and Anil Dash on crowdsourcing, James Grimmelman on online harassment and the Google Books case, Michael Geist on ACTA, Tom Hazlett on spectrum reform, and Tyler Cowen on just about everything.
Coming up in next two episodes we’ll have Nick Carr and Clay Shirky discussing their new books. So what are you waiting for? Subscribe!