The topic is adapted from the Epipheo YouTube channel.
Most of us are on the internet daily, and whether we like it or not, the internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains. Epipheo interviewed Nicholas Carr, the author of, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, about how the internet is influencing us, our creativity, our thought processes, our ideas, and how we think.
For more on this topic, check out the book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- “The net is making us more superficial as thinkers.” Agree or disagree? Explain.
- How often are you online in an average week? Which apps or sites do you use most often?
- “Memory consolidation” works by moving information from your short-term memory to your long-term memory to create connections between that information and everything else you know. How does the fast pace, entertainment-based internet interfere?
- When is the last time the internet caused you to think conceptually about something? How did you follow up on it afterward?
- Describe what life would be like if we lost the internet.
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.