The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

  • 10h 6m 34s
  • Nicholas Carr
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2010

"Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. Hal and Me
  • 2. The Vital Paths
  • 3. Tools of the Mind
  • 4. The Deepening Page
  • 5. A Medium of the Most General Nature
  • 6. The Very Image of a Book
  • 7. The Juggler's Brain
  • 8. The Church of Google
  • 9. Search, Memory
  • 10. A Thing Like Me

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