Is the Internet making us stupid?
"Neuroscientists and psychologists have discovered that, even as adults, our brains are very plastic," Carr explains. "They're very malleable, they adapt at the cellular level to whatever we happen to be doing. And so the more time we spend surfing, and skimming, and scanning ... the more adept we become at that mode of thinking." that's according to Nicholas Carr is the author of the Atlantic article Is Google Making Us Stupid? which he has expanded into a book: "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains."
Online reading lowers out attention spans, our ability to connect complex thoughts over an established case study basis, through complex argumentation and rational or logical progression. We want instant response when that is not how the world or truth function. Patience and the ability to stay to a project are fading.
But this all could be a part of a natural curve of evolution. Carr admits he's something of a fatalist when it comes to technology. He views the advent of the Internet as "not just technological progress but a form of human regress."