What You'll Learn:
Whether you think the internet is ushering in an intellectual apocalypse or simply making daily tasks easier and information more accessible, no one can deny its influence. Like the many innovations that came before it—including the map, the clock, the scroll, and even the book—the internet has proven immensely useful and quietly powerful. Writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicolas Carr reveals the truth behind our screens in his book, The Shallows. Drawing upon history, neuroscience, and cultural research, Carr proves the internet isn’t a static repository of information, but an active agent in the remaking of the human brain—whether its users like it or not.