The Distraction Machine

Posted July 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm (UTC-4)
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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter, or Dumber?

A controversial new book by journalist Nicholas Carr makes the bold claim that the Internet is not only changing how we think, but that it’s also lessening the quality of our thought.  Amid the many changes the Internet is bringing to our cultures, a new questions arises: what changes is it bringing to our minds?

VOA’s Doug Bernard has this look.

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The Internet, mobile phones, tablet computers and other digital devices are transforming our lives in fundamental and often unpredictable ways. “Digital Frontiers” investigates how real world concepts like privacy, identity, security and freedom are evolving in the virtual world.

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