Past Event

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Wed, Jun 23 2010 - 7:45pm

What's the Internet Doing to Our Brains?

Both this and the David Kirkpatrick program for tonight are sold out 

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows

In conversation with Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

Introduction by Josh McHugh, President, Attention Span Media; President, INFORUM Board

“Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” Carr uses this allegory in his Atlantic Monthly cover story “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and makes the case that the Internet has diminished our ability to think deeply. Carr, an outspoken anti-Wikipedia activist, will share his theory on the Internet as the culprit against civilization’s progress. Are our brains re-routed? What is the cost of information efficiency? Join us as this best-selling author presents his perspective on the side effects of the World Wide Web.

This program is part of a special double feature night at The Club. 

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 7:15 p.m. check-in, 7:45 p.m. program, 8:45 p.m. networking reception/book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Frits Ahlefeldt/publicdomainpictures.net