The Effects of Technological Development on Human Intelligence Name Institution The Effects of Technological Development on Human IntelligenceThere is a close connection between technological development and human intelligence. With the evolution of the internet and the increased access to voluminous information there is a possibility that this technology development has a substantial effect on the human intelligence. Many critics and analysts express their fears on what might become of the current generation because of the over-reliance to the internet for information. It is thus important to analyze the literature of these critics and provide a critique of their arguments. Andrew Keen a techpreneur is one of the critics of technological culture and its effects on human intelligence. One would expect that for a person who has invested in technology will praise its effects. However Keen in his book The Internet is not The Answer argues otherwise. Essentially the internet of intelligence through the supply of knowledge. Similarly Keen’s argument does not fully convince that technological advancement has an adverse effect on human culture. He did not consider that aspect of social media and its impact on human socialization. Lanier present factual information with evidence. His argument is sound and has the coherence of showing the relationship between technological advancement and human intelligence. However his lack of cultural orientation in the argument raises questions. References Carr N. (2008). Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is doing to our brains. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com A. (2015). The Internet is not the Answer (1st ed.). Atlantic Monthly Press. Lanier J. (2011). You are not a gadget (1st ed.). New York: Vintage Books. McNeal M. (2015). Andrew Keen: Your Kids Will Lead an Internet Rebellion. WIRED. Retrieved 7 March 2017 from www.wired.com Rosenbaum R. (2017). What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web? Smithsonian. Retrieved 7 March 2017 from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-turned-jaron-lanier-against-the-web-165260940/?page=2 [...]
The objective of this research assignment is to determine what is known and what is not known about a new media phenomenon and/or technology of interest to you. You have to use published writing and research to provide additional insight into a specific new media phenomenon/technology rather than a particular author. Have to have at least 3 peer-reviewed sources, 1000-1250 words (3-4 pages). The draft is due March 6, and the final paper is due March 20.